Class: BlankSlate

Inherits:
Object show all
Defined in:
activesupport/lib/active_support/vendor/builder-2.1.2/blankslate.rb

Overview

BlankSlate provides an abstract base class with no predefined methods (except for __send__ and __id__). BlankSlate is useful as a base class when writing classes that depend upon method_missing (e.g. dynamic proxies).

Direct Known Subclasses

Builder::CSS, Builder::XmlBase

Class Method Summary collapse

Class Method Details

.find_hidden_method(name) ⇒ Object



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# File 'activesupport/lib/active_support/vendor/builder-2.1.2/blankslate.rb', line 31

def find_hidden_method(name)
  @hidden_methods ||= {}
  @hidden_methods[name] || superclass.find_hidden_method(name)
end

.hide(name) ⇒ Object

Hide the method named name in the BlankSlate class. Don't hide instance_eval or any method beginning with “__”.



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# File 'activesupport/lib/active_support/vendor/builder-2.1.2/blankslate.rb', line 22

def hide(name)
  if instance_methods.include?(name.to_s) and
    name !~ /^(__|instance_eval)/
    @hidden_methods ||= {}
    @hidden_methods[name.to_sym] = instance_method(name)
    undef_method name
  end
end

.reveal(name) ⇒ Object

Redefine a previously hidden method so that it may be called on a blank slate object.



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# File 'activesupport/lib/active_support/vendor/builder-2.1.2/blankslate.rb', line 38

def reveal(name)
  bound_method = nil
  unbound_method = find_hidden_method(name)
  fail "Don't know how to reveal method '#{name}'" unless unbound_method
  define_method(name) do |*args|
    bound_method ||= unbound_method.bind(self)
    bound_method.call(*args)
  end
end