[Nitro] Singletons

Malte Milatz malte at gmx-topmail.de
Mon Feb 5 12:48:27 EST 2007

transfire at gmail.com:
> I'd like to discuss this. How can be accomplished easily? I've been
> thinking about it. Lets say we start off with:
>   my_nitro_app = Nitro::Application.new( ... )
> So now when I define other elements of my app, say a controller, or
> module, how do they get tied into this instance?

A controller could e. g. be tied like this:

	my_nitro_app.mount('/' => MyController)

This may be delegated to my_nitro_app.server.mount, i.e. the method that
really does the work would be Nitro::Server#mount. I'm looking forward
for further examples of how such an API may look.

It means basically that functionality is moved from global constants (in
this case, Nitro::Server) to instances that do not have to be globally
accessible. As I understand it, this would be a total redesign of Nitro,
and I'm not sure whether that will be a good thing. The example shows,
though, that Dependency Injection / Inversion of Control is nothing
complicated per se. The point is simply that you have mainly instance
methods, as opposed to having mainly Module methods.

Regards, Malte

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