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A few hacks n' helpers to make your code more fun and unpredictable.

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Stop being so black and white. Mix things up a bit and execute code sometimes.

A (very) simple collection of lil' helpers polluting namespaces because...why the hell not?


Works with ruby 2.2 and up as of version 0.0.3.

Use version 0.0.2 if you want to support earlier rubies.


Add this line to your Gemfile:

gem 'sometimes'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Require when needed

require 'sometimes'


Say something every other time

sometimes do
  puts "Hey, you are awesome. You really are."  # executes warm fuzzies 50% of the time

Maybe you want to do something several times, but not always the exact same number of times

(4..10).times do
  pick_nose  # between 4 and 10 boogers made, it's unpredictable!

Maybe you want to remind someone of something, but not toooo often (It gets annoying!)

15.percent_of_the_time do
  puts "Howdy, Don't forget to register!"  # be annoying, but only 15% of the time

33.percent_of_the_time do be_very_polite end

Share a rare moment with your user

rarely do
  puts "How would you like some spammy spam spam!"  # be really annoying about 5% of the time

1.percent_of_the_time do puts "Want to see something really cool?" end

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all:

never do
  puts "You're a terrible person"

Always remember your manners:

always do
  puts "Thanks for sharing!"


This gem was made so alonetone could bit more fun when displaying notices and communicating to our users.

We are human, and have personality. Shouldn't our applications reflect this? Be predictable where it counts. But toss in some spice here and there — it is always a good thing.

Updating and Releasing this gem

  • Update lib/sometimes/version.rb
bundle && bundle exec rake gemspec
bundle exec rake release

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