Understanding ActionMailer::Base.new

While writing a small plugin I stumbled upon this strangeness. I have
TMail objects stored in database for process that sends them out
whenever needed.

Obvious way of sending them out would be calling

That works just fine. However I have method chain hooking into instance
method deliver!:

alias_method_chain :deliver!, :something_crazy

so I need to send directly using deliver_without_something_crazy!
method. Easy, right? All that I need to do is call:

Problem is that ActionMailer::Base.new returns nil for whatever reason.
That doesn’t make much sense to me because this is the definition of
deliver method:


So, if I return/raise ‘new’ inside that function it actually returns
ActionMailer::Base object instead of nil. As far as I can see those
should be identical calls, returning the same result.

Can anybody shine some light on this?

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