Hi there, Hoping someone explain this to me as I'd like to understand it properly. I've been reading about Ruby's metaclasses, but I don't get this: class Test def foo puts "in foo" end end => nil class Test2 < Test def self.bar foo end def method_missing(name, *args) puts "in method_missing" end end => nil > Test2.new.bar in method_missing => nil > Test2.new.foo in foo => nil why does invoking method bar on the instance find class Test2's method_missing instance method, but not instance method foo inherited from class Test? Thanks for any help!
on 2008-10-17 11:54
on 2008-10-17 12:41
Hi -- On Fri, 17 Oct 2008, Barbara Mcinnes wrote: > => nil > >> Test2.new.bar > in method_missing > => nil >> Test2.new.foo > in foo > => nil > > why does invoking method bar on the instance find class Test2's > method_missing instance method, but not instance method foo inherited > from class Test? You've got a class method Test2.bar, but you never call it. (The program would run the same if you deleted that method.) When you send the message 'bar' to your instance of Test2, it hits method_missing because there's no instance method bar in Test2 or any of its ancestors. David