spinu12 / modules / stdlib / lib / puppet / parser / functions / str2bool.rb

# str2bool.rb

module Puppet::Parser::Functions
  newfunction(:str2bool, :type => :rvalue, :doc => <<-EOS
This converts a string to a boolean. This attempt to convert strings that
contain things like: y, 1, t, true to 'true' and strings that contain things
like: 0, f, n, false, no to 'false'.
  ) do |arguments|

    raise(Puppet::ParseError, "str2bool(): Wrong number of arguments " +
      "given (#{arguments.size} for 1)") if arguments.size < 1

    string = arguments[0]

    unless string.is_a?(String)
      raise(Puppet::ParseError, 'str2bool(): Requires either ' +
        'string to work with')

    # We consider all the yes, no, y, n and so on too ...
    result = case string
      # This is how undef looks like in Puppet ...
      # We yield false in this case.
      when /^$/, '' then false # Empty string will be false ...
      when /^(1|t|y|true|yes)$/  then true
      when /^(0|f|n|false|no)$/  then false
      when /^(undef|undefined)$/ then false # This is not likely to happen ...
        raise(Puppet::ParseError, 'str2bool(): Unknown type of boolean given')

    return result

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