|other||The instance to be compared to |
x <=> y should return a negative number if
x < y, zero if
x == y and a positive number if
x > y.
Comparable is one of the most popular modules in Ruby. Its purpose is to provide with convenience comparison methods.
To use it, you have to
include Comparable and define the space-ship operator (
class Rectangle include Comparable def initialize(a, b) @a = a @b = b end def area @a * @b end def <=>(other) area <=> other.area end end r1 = Rectangle.new(1, 1) r2 = Rectangle.new(2, 2) r3 = Rectangle.new(3, 3) r2 >= r1 # => true r2.between? r1, r3 # => true r3.between? r1, r2 # => false