Fxri

Hi,

I’m using fxri and I have required a ruby file as follows:

require “c:\myWork\motor.rb”

My question is, how do I reload this file when I make changes?

Thanks.

On 3/2/07, [email protected] [email protected] wrote:

Hi,

I’m using fxri and I have required a ruby file as follows:

require “c:\myWork\motor.rb”

  1. You don’t generally want to use Windows-style paths at all.
  2. You don’t generally want to use absolute paths at all.
  3. You don’t generally want to use the .rb extension with #require.

My question is, how do I reload this file when I make changes?

  1. You want to #load the file, not #require the file. You MUST use the
    .rb extension with #load.

-austin

Alle venerdì 2 marzo 2007, [email protected] ha scritto:

Hi,

I’m using fxri and I have required a ruby file as follows:

require “c:\myWork\motor.rb”

My question is, how do I reload this file when I make changes?

Thanks.

I assume you’re speaking about the irb session embedded in fxri. If I’m
wrong,
my answer won’t be very useful.

I think the cleanest way to reload a file is to use the load method:

load ‘c:\myWork\motor.rb’

(note that with load you need to specify the extension).
Different from require, load doesn’t check whether the file already is
in $"
(the list of required files), although this is not explicitly said in
the ri
documentation, and can’t load C extensions.

Another way to reload the file should be to remove it from $" and use
require.

In both cases, you must be careful. Suppose the file a.rb contains the
following:

—File a.rb—

class C
def method1
“method1”
end

def method2
“method2”
end
end

In the interactive session, you do:

require ‘a’ #you could also do load ‘a.rb’
c=C.new
c.method1
=> “method1”

c.method2
=> “method2”

Then you modify a.rb:

—File a.rb modified—
class C

def method2
“method2”
end

end #you removed the definition of method1

You go back to the interactive session and type

c.method2
=> “method2”

c.method1 #you’d expect a NoMethodError, since the method has been
removed.
=> “method1”

c1=C.new #create a new instance of C using the last definition

c1.method1
=>NoMethodError

The point is that loading the file again doesn’t clear whatever it was
defined
in it the first time it was loaded. I think (but I’m only guessing) that
loading for a second time a file which contains a class or a module
looks a
bit like (but it’s different from) reopening the class or module. For
instance, if in the modified a.rb you’d added the line

undef_method :method1

inside the definition of C, then calling c.method1 would have raised a
NoMethodError.

I hope all this helps

Stefano

Great, thanks.

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