I'd like to def const_missing to require the appropriate file, without needing to put require 'filename' in the top of my code. Something like const_missing MyMod::MyClass --> require 'my_mod/my_class' ; return MyMod::MyClass I got this idea from ActiveRecord. Any comments / advice on using this for general programmign? Any reason not to? I think it would clean up a lot of the require lines, and make refactoring (and moving things around) easier, without really detracting.
on 2006-03-15 22:30
on 2006-03-15 23:44
It's already built into Ruby. Try 'ri autoload'. T.
on 2006-03-15 23:53
On Mar 15, 2006, at 3:43 PM, Trans wrote: > It's already built into Ruby. Try 'ri autoload'. Holy cow, I never knew that. Thanks for the info! James Edward G. II
on 2006-03-19 08:29
Sorry - that's something else. Rails' automatically loads the file just by mentioning a class of that name - you don't need to configure it anywhere. autoload allows you to specificy once which file to load for a class. It's no shorter than just requiring it - I guess it's a performance boost.