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Dynamic Method Handling

This class handles dynamic methods through the method_missing method

#method_missing(m, *args, &block) ⇒ Object


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# File 'lib/on_exactitude_in_science.rb', line 3

def method_missing(m, *args, &block)
  if m === :in_that_empire_the_art_of_cartography_attained_such_perfection_that_the_map_of_a_single_province_occupied_the_entirety_of_a_city_and_the_map_of_the_empire_the_entirety_of_a_province_in_time_those_unconscionable_maps_no_longer_satisfied_and_the_cartographers_guilds_struck_a_map_of_the_empire_whose_size_was_that_of_the_empire_and_which_coincided_point_for_point_with_it_the_following_generations_who_were_not_so_fond_of_the_study_of_cartography_as_their_forebears_had_been_saw_that_that_vast_map_was_useless_and_not_without_some_pitilessness_was_it_that_they_delivered_it_up_to_the_inclemencies_of_sun_and_winters_in_the_deserts_of_the_west_still_today_there_are_tattered_ruins_of_that_map_inhabited_by_animals_and_beggars_in_all_the_land_there_is_no_other_relic_of_the_disciplines_of_geography
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      On Exactitude in Science
      Jorge Luis Borges, Collected Fictions, translated by Andrew Hurley.

      …In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a
      single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety
      of a Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the
      Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and
      which coincided point for point with it. The following Generations, who were not so
      fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that that vast Map
      was Useless, and not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to the
      Inclemencies of Sun and Winters. In the Deserts of the West, still today, there are
      Tattered Ruins of that Map, inhabited by Animals and Beggars; in all the Land there is
      no other Relic of the Disciplines of Geography.
      —Suarez Miranda,Viajes devarones prudentes, Libro IV,Cap. XLV, Lerida, 1658")
    txt
  else
    super
  end
end