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Ruby Building Web Apps with Sinatra Adding New Data Route Priority

Muhammad sharifi
Muhammad sharifi
4,455 Points

With this app, when a browser sends a GET request with a path of /1/fish, the response will be the string "I see 1 fish!

what can be answered for this

require "sinatra"

get "/:number/fish" do
  "I see #{params[:number]} fish!"

get "/random/fish" do
  "I see #{rand(20)} fish!"

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,248 Points

The catch is that the word "number" has no special meaning. It could have been: "get "/:something/fish" do". So a test like this shouldn't be the first thing done.

And the instructions pretty much tell you what to do anyway: "Change the route definition order ...".