Updates. By Jeff Kreeftmeijer

Replying to /2019/01/07/disclaimer-i-dont-like-tap.html

I’d love to see better examples of using #tap, but I’ve mostly seen it used to refactor this:

metadata = {}
metadata[:id] = user.id if user

That’s explicit. It creates a hash, adds a value if a condition is true, then returns the hash.

With #tap, the code is more difficult to read, and requires the next person to know what #tap does (“yields x to the block, and then returns x.”). 🤷‍♀️

{}.tap do |metadata|
  metadata[:id] = user.id if user