Builder 2.1.1 Released.

Release 2.1.1 of Builder is mainly a bug fix release.

Changes in 2.1.1

  • Added reveal capability to BlankSlate.
  • Fixed a bug in BlankSlate where including a module into Object could cause methods to leak into BlankSlate.
  • Fixed typo in XmlMarkup class docs (from Martin Fowler).
  • Fixed test on private methods to differentiate between targetted and untargetted private methods.
  • Removed legacy capture of @self in XmlBase (@self was used back when we used instance eval).
  • Added additional tests for global functions (both direct and included).
  • Several misc internal cleanups, including rearranging the source code tree.

NOTE: The escaping attribute values by default is different than in previous releases of Builder. This makes version 2.0.x somewhat incompatible with the 1.x series of Builder. If you use "&", "<", or ">" in attributes values, you may have to change your code. (Essentially you remove the manual escaping. The new way is easier, believe me).

What is Builder?

Builder::XmlMarkup is a library that allows easy programmatic creation of XML markup. For example:

  builder =>STDOUT, :indent=>2)
  builder.person { |b|"Jim");"555-1234") }

will generate:



The easiest way to get and install builder is via RubyGems …

  gem install builder    (you may need root/admin privileges)


  • Martin Fowler for spotting some typos in the documentation.