[Backgroundrb-devel] [Help] How to pass multiple arguments to a method in a worker?

hemant kumar gethemant at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 06:50:03 EDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 17:06 +0800, Hao Liu wrote:
> Hi, guys,
>  I ran into a problem while I tried to pass more than one parameters to 
> a method in the worker class, it fails, from the backgroundrb log, I 
> found that:
>    You have a nil object when you didn't expect it!
>    You might have expected an instance of ActiveRecord::Base.
>    The error occurred while evaluating nil.[]
> Seems the args is nil, but a hash I passed in my controller. From the 
> post: 
> http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/backgroundrb-devel/2008-April/001668.html, 
> it should be a hash if there are multiple arguments. Here's what I did:
> In my controller:
>  def blah
>    MiddleMan.worker(:hard_worker).send_mail(:args => {:recipient => 
> 'blahblah at gmail.com', :subject => 'BlahBlah'})
>  end
> In my worker class:
>  def send_mail(args)
>    emailer.send_mail(args[:recipient], args[:subject])
>  end

Err, because its ":arg" not ":args" , hence:

MiddleMan.worker(:hard_worker).send_mail(:arg => {:recipient =>
'blahblah at gmail.com', :subject => 'BlahBlah'})

I thought, I had it documented here:


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