Class: BlankSlate

Inherits:
Object show all
Defined in:
lib/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

DatastaxRails::RSolrClientWrapper

Class Method Summary collapse

Class Method Details

.find_hidden_method(name) ⇒ Object


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# File 'lib/blankslate.rb', line 28

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 'lib/blankslate.rb', line 20

def hide(name)
  methods = instance_methods.map(&:to_sym)
  return unless  methods.include?(name.to_sym) && name !~ /^(__|instance_eval|object_id)/
  @hidden_methods ||= {}
  @hidden_methods[name.to_sym] = instance_method(name)
  undef_method name
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 'lib/blankslate.rb', line 35

def reveal(name)
  hidden_method = find_hidden_method(name)
  fail "Don't know how to reveal method '#{name}'" unless hidden_method
  define_method(name, hidden_method)
end