Hi folks, I have a handful of methods that perform operations on chunks of data. Which of these methods is called is specified in a YAML configuration so I only know the method names at run-time, which are, of course, strings. I am familiar with eval but would like to avoid using it to keep my code safe. Is there another way I can do it? Thanks, Chad.
on 2007-02-03 12:52
on 2007-02-03 13:04
Oops, solved it. Sorry, I missed Object#method the first time around. 8)
on 2007-02-03 13:24
On 2/3/07, Chad T. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Oops, solved it. Sorry, I missed Object#method the first time around. > 8) And there is the Object#send that will do what you want, i.e. any_object.send("method1", arg1, arg2) or any_object.send("method1", *args) (if send insists on symbols for method names, use String#to_sym)
on 2007-02-03 15:13
Hi -- On Sat, 3 Feb 2007, Jan S. wrote: > > (if send insists on symbols for method names, use String#to_sym) It doesn't; you can use either. David
on 2007-02-03 20:23
It looks like send is actually more appropriate for my needs, thanks, I'll give it a go.