Invoke block in current binding?

I have a design pattern (Rails app, using RestfulAuthentication plugin
with modifications) that wants to have a method that will temporarily
elevate user privileges like so:

def sudo
saved_current_user = current_user
current_user = admin_user
yield
current_user = saved_current_user
end

And in a method, invoke it with

sudo do
puts “Something done as admin user”
end

However I know this doesn’t work because at the time the block is
passed, the binding is fixed to the defining context.

So the question is: what is the right way to achieve the desired result.
Where the desired result is to pass a block to a method to be executed
in a different context, without the caller having to know any of the
implementation details.

Thanks for any help,

–Kip

Kip Cole wrote:

So the question is: what is the right way to achieve the desired result.
Where the desired result is to pass a block to a method to be executed
in a different context, without the caller having to know any of the
implementation details.

What about this?

Context = Struct.new :user

def sudo
context = Context.new
context.user = “admin_user”
yield context
end

outer_context = Context.new
outer_context.user = “normal_user”
puts “I am #{outer_context.user}”

sudo do |context|
puts “I am #{context.user}”
end

Joel, thanks very much, much appreciated.

–Kip

Joel VanderWerf wrote:

Kip Cole wrote:

So the question is: what is the right way to achieve the desired result.
Where the desired result is to pass a block to a method to be executed
in a different context, without the caller having to know any of the
implementation details.

What about this?

Context = Struct.new :user

def sudo
context = Context.new
context.user = “admin_user”
yield context
end

outer_context = Context.new
outer_context.user = “normal_user”
puts “I am #{outer_context.user}”

sudo do |context|
puts “I am #{context.user}”
end

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