This extension is part of the Sinatra::Contrib project. Run gem install sinatra-contrib to have it available.
Sinatra::Decompile is an extension that provides a method, conveniently called decompile, that will generate a String pattern for a given route.
To use the extension in a classic application all you need to do is require it:
require "sinatra" require "sinatra/decompile" # Your classic application code goes here...
This will add the decompile method to the application/class scope, but you can also call it as Sinatra::Decompile.decompile.
To use the extension in a modular application you need to require it, and then, tell the application you will use it:
require "sinatra/base" require "sinatra/decompile" class MyApp < Sinatra::Base register Sinatra::Decompile # The rest of your modular application code goes here... end
This will add the decompile method to the application/class scope. You can choose not to register the extension, but instead of calling decompile, you will need to call Sinatra::Decompile.decompile.