I have three classes. AbstractThing BlueThing RedThing inside AbstractThing: def self.get self.find(:first) end (yup, it's a Rails app) I want the DB to only have tables for blue_things and red_things -- but currently, this method gives me a search for abstract_things. The reason is, the method dispatch pops up to super, finds the method, and away we go. How do I redefine this method so I only have to define it inside AbstractThing, yet when I do, the method dispatch works in such a way that BlueThing will look for blue_things in the DB, but do it using AbstractThing's #get() method? In other words -- how do I get the method to act not from within the superclass which defines it, but the specific class which uses it?
on 2007-02-07 01:36
on 2007-02-07 05:28
Just want to say, this turned out to be a Rails problem, not a Ruby thing at all.