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Discussion of Module; extend self vs. module_function declaration

Issue #10.5: Addendum to Uses For Modules, Part 3 2011-04-21 20:00, written by Gregory Brown Originally published as part of the Practicing Ruby newsletter on December 15, 2010. Most of these issues draw inspiration from discussions and teaching sessions at my free online school, Ruby Mendicant University . You should follow @seacreature on twitter if you want to keep up with my more recent projects. In the last issue , we discussed the use of extend self in great detail, but neglected to cover a pair of alternatives that seem on the surface to be functionally equivalent. While I don’t want to spend too much time rehashing an old topic, I want to at least provide an example of each approach and comment on their quirks. Defining methods at the module level Occasionally folks ask whether mixing a module into itself via extend() is equivalent to the code shown below. module G...

Full article: http://blog.rubybestpractices.com/posts/gregory/041-issue...

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