How do I use reflection to get the name of the executing method?
on 2007-03-20 03:16
on 2007-03-20 03:20
On 3/19/07, Griff <email@example.com> wrote: > How do I use reflection to get the name of the executing method? > > > ri caller :)
on 2007-03-20 05:48
On Mar 19, 2007, at 10:15 PM, Griff wrote: > How do I use reflection to get the name of the executing method? There were two methods, __method__ and __callee__ in 1.9 for that provided this information. __method__ returned the name used when the method was defined and __callee__ provided the name used to call the method (i.e., via an alias). They got lost in the merge of YARV into the 1.9 code base. I just posted a request to ruby-core to have them added back in. If you've got two methods that only differ in how they interpret their arguments it might be nice to simply use the name of the alias to select the correct argument processing rather then having two methods that eventually make a call to a more generalized third method to do the work. Gary Wright