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hirb 0.6.2

Hirb provides a mini view framework for console applications and uses it to improve ripl(irb)'s default inspect output. Given an object or array of objects, hirb renders a view based on the object's class and/or ancestry. Hirb offers reusable views in the form of helper classes. The two main helpers, Hirb::Helpers::Table and Hirb::Helpers::Tree, provide several options for generating ascii tables and trees. Using Hirb::Helpers::AutoTable, hirb has useful default views for at least ten popular database gems i.e. Rails' ActiveRecord::Base. Other than views, hirb offers a smart pager and a console menu. The smart pager only pages when the output exceeds the current screen size. The menu is used in conjunction with tables to offer two dimensional menus.


  1. 0.7.3 - January 23, 2015 (45 KB)
  2. 0.7.2 - May 27, 2014 (45 KB)
  3. 0.7.1 - January 25, 2013 (44.5 KB)
  4. 0.7.0 - July 07, 2012 (44 KB)
  5. 0.6.2 - March 19, 2012 (44 KB)
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  • Gabriel Horner

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Required Rubygems Version: >= 1.3.5