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--[[
{{Helper module
|name=Paramtest
|fname1 = is_empty(arg)
|ftype1 = String
|fuse1 = Returns true if arg is not defined or contains only whitespace
|fname2 = has_content(arg)
|ftype2 = String
|fuse2 = Returns true if arg exists and does not only contain whitespace
|fname3 = default_to(arg1,arg2)
|ftype3 = String, Any value
|fuse3 = If arg1 exists and does not only contain whitespace, the function returns arg1, otherwise returns arg2
|fname4 = defaults{ {arg1,arg2},...}
|ftype4 = {String, Any value}...
|fuse4 = Does the same as <code>default_to()</code> run over every table passed; for technical reasons, all <code>nil</code> are replaced with <code>false</code>
}}
--]]
--
-- Tests basic properties of parameters
--
 
local p = {}
 
--
-- Tests if the parameter is empty, all white space, or undefined
--
 
function p.is_empty(arg)
	return not string.find(arg or '', '%S')
end
 
--
-- Returns the parameter if it has any content, the default (2nd param)
--
 
function p.default_to(arg, default)
	if string.find(arg or '', '%S') then
		return arg
	else
		return default
	end
end
 
--
-- Returns a list of paramaters if it has any content, or the default
--
function p.defaults(...)
	local ret = {}
	for i, v in ipairs(...) do
		if string.find(v[1] or '', '%S') then
			table.insert(ret,v[1])
		else
			-- or false, because nil is removed
			table.insert(ret,v[2] or false)
		end
	end
	return unpack(ret)
end
 
--
-- Tests if the parameter has content
-- The same as !is_empty, but this is more readily clear
--
 
function p.has_content(arg)
	return string.find(arg or '', '%S')
end
 
--
-- uppercases first letter
--
 
function p.ucfirst(arg)
	if not arg or arg:len() == 0 then
		return nil
	elseif arg:len() == 1 then
		return arg:upper()
	else
		return arg:sub(1,1):upper() .. arg:sub(2)
	end
end
 
--
-- uppercases first letter, lowercases everything else
--
 
function p.ucflc(arg)
	if not arg or arg:len() == 0 then
		return nil
	elseif arg:len() == 1 then
		return arg:upper()
	else
		return arg:sub(1,1):upper() .. arg:sub(2):lower()
	end
end
 
return p

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