Help with call_stack


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Hi! I’m new to the mailing list, and I was hoping to get some help with
call_stack. I’m running Ruby 1.8.5, and I’ve installed the
call_stack-0.1.0.0 gem. Here’s a quick test file, test.rb:

require ‘call_stack’
call_stack_on

class TestClass
def a
call_stack(-1).each { |element| puts “class=#{element[0].to_s},
self=#{eval(‘self’,element[4])},
self.class=#{eval(‘self’,element[4]).class}” }
end
def b
puts “Method a is called from self=#{self},
self.class=#{self.class}”
a
end
end

test = TestClass.new
puts “Method a is called from self=#{self}, self.class=#{self.class}”
test.a
test.b

Running it produces the following output:
$ ruby test.rb
Method a is called from self=main, self.class=Object
class=unknown, self=#TestClass:0x2b30b0177800, self.class=TestClass
class=TestClass, self=Kernel, self.class=Module
Method a is called from self=#TestClass:0x2b30b0177800,
self.class=TestClass
class=unknown, self=#TestClass:0x2b30b0177800, self.class=TestClass
class=TestClass, self=Kernel, self.class=Module
class=TestClass, self=Kernel, self.class=Module

Also tried adding “require ‘breakpoint185’” to the beginning of test.rb.
That just made things worse:
$ ruby test.rb
Method a is called from self=main, self.class=Object
class=unknown, self=#TestClass:0x2abc3dc77f80, self.class=TestClass
class=unknown, self=#TestClass:0x2abc3dc77f80, self.class=TestClass
class=unknown, self=#TestClass:0x2abc3dc77f80, self.class=TestClass
class=unknown, self=#TestClass:0x2abc3dc77f80, self.class=TestClass
class=unknown, self=#TestClass:0x2abc3dc77f80, self.class=TestClass
class=TestClass, self=Kernel, self.class=Module
Method a is called from self=#TestClass:0x2abc3dc77f80,
self.class=TestClass
class=unknown, self=#TestClass:0x2abc3dc77f80, self.class=TestClass
class=unknown, self=#TestClass:0x2abc3dc77f80, self.class=TestClass
class=unknown, self=#TestClass:0x2abc3dc77f80, self.class=TestClass
class=unknown, self=#TestClass:0x2abc3dc77f80, self.class=TestClass
class=unknown, self=#TestClass:0x2abc3dc77f80, self.class=TestClass
class=TestClass, self=Kernel, self.class=Module
class=TestClass, self=Kernel, self.class=Module

I’m a bit confused. In both cases I was expecting something more like:
Method a is called from self=main, self.class=Object
class=TestClass, self=#TestClass:0x2b30b0177800, self.class=TestClass
class=Module, self=Kernel, self.class=Module
Method a is called from self=#TestClass:0x2b30b0177800,
self.class=TestClass
class=TestClass, self=#TestClass:0x2b30b0177800, self.class=TestClass
class=TestClass, self=#TestClass:0x2b30b0177800, self.class=TestClass
class=Module, self=Kernel, self.class=Module

In particular, why is the the call_trace(-1)[n][0] not the same as
eval(‘self’,call_trace(-1)[n][4]).class, and why does call_trace(-1)[1]
seem to point to the kernel when method a is called from inside method
b?

Thanks for your patience and help,
Benjamin Kay