Puppet Function: any2array

Defined in:
modules/stdlib/lib/puppet/parser/functions/any2array.rb
Function type:
Ruby 3.x API

Overview

any2array()Array

Empty argument lists are converted to an empty array. Arrays are left untouched. Hashes are converted to arrays of alternating keys and values.

> Note:

since Puppet 5.0.0 it is possible to create new data types for almost any
datatype using the type system and the built-in
[`Array.new`](https://puppet.com/docs/puppet/latest/function.html#conversion-to-array-and-tuple)
function is used to create a new Array..

```
$hsh = {'key' => 42, 'another-key' => 100}
notice(Array($hsh))
```

Would notice `[['key', 42], ['another-key', 100]]`

The Array data type also has a special mode to “create an array if not already an array”

```
notice(Array({'key' => 42, 'another-key' => 100}, true))
```

Would notice `[=> 42, 'another-key' => 100]`, as the `true` flag prevents the hash from being transformed into an array.

Returns:

  • (Array)

    The new array containing the given object



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# File 'modules/stdlib/lib/puppet/parser/functions/any2array.rb', line 5

newfunction(:any2array, :type => :rvalue, :doc => <<-DOC
  @summary
    This converts any object to an array containing that object.

  Empty argument lists are converted to an empty array. Arrays are left
  untouched. Hashes are converted to arrays of alternating keys and values.

  > *Note:*
    since Puppet 5.0.0 it is possible to create new data types for almost any
    datatype using the type system and the built-in
    [`Array.new`](https://puppet.com/docs/puppet/latest/function.html#conversion-to-array-and-tuple)
    function is used to create a new Array..

    ```
    $hsh = {'key' => 42, 'another-key' => 100}
    notice(Array($hsh))
    ```

  Would notice `[['key', 42], ['another-key', 100]]`

  The Array data type also has a special mode to "create an array if not already an array"

    ```
    notice(Array({'key' => 42, 'another-key' => 100}, true))
    ```

  Would notice `[{'key' => 42, 'another-key' => 100}]`, as the `true` flag prevents the hash from being
  transformed into an array.

  @return [Array] The new array containing the given object
DOC
           ) do |arguments|

  if arguments.empty?
    return []
  end

  return arguments unless arguments.length == 1
  return arguments[0] if arguments[0].is_a?(Array)
  return [] if arguments == ['']
  if arguments[0].is_a?(Hash)
    result = []
    arguments[0].each do |key, value|
      result << key << value
    end
    return result
  end
  return arguments
end