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Lite::Ruby is a collection of useful Ruby methods for its primitive classes.

NOTE: If you are coming from ActiveObject, please read the port section.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'lite-ruby'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install lite-ruby

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rails g lite:ruby:install will generate the following file: ../config/initalizers/lite_ruby.rb

Lite::Ruby.configure do |config|
  config.monkey_patches = %w[
    array boolean date enumerable hash integer kernel numeric object open_struct range string
    struct time



The following are highly recommended 3rd-party extensions to supplement your workflow:


Lite::Ruby is a compatible port of ActiveObject.


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at[USERNAME]/lite-ruby. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Code of Conduct

Everyone interacting in the Lite::Ruby project’s codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.