Puppet Function: validate_array

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

Overview

validate_array()Any

Validate that all passed values are array data structures. Abort catalog compilation if any value fails this check.

The following values will pass:

$my_array = [ 'one', 'two' ]
validate_array($my_array)

The following values will fail, causing compilation to abort:

validate_array(true)
validate_array('some_string')
$undefined = undef
validate_array($undefine

Returns:

  • (Any)


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

newfunction(:validate_array, :doc => <<-'DOC') do |args|
  Validate that all passed values are array data structures. Abort catalog
  compilation if any value fails this check.

  The following values will pass:

      $my_array = [ 'one', 'two' ]
      validate_array($my_array)

  The following values will fail, causing compilation to abort:

      validate_array(true)
      validate_array('some_string')
      $undefined = undef
      validate_array($undefined)

  DOC

  function_deprecation([:validate_array, 'This method is deprecated, please use the stdlib validate_legacy function,
    with Stdlib::Compat::Array. There is further documentation for validate_legacy function in the README.'])

  if args.empty?
    raise Puppet::ParseError, "validate_array(): wrong number of arguments (#{args.length}; must be > 0)"
  end

  args.each do |arg|
    unless arg.is_a?(Array)
      raise Puppet::ParseError, "#{arg.inspect} is not an Array.  It looks to be a #{arg.class}"
    end
  end
end