[holy ruby programmers batman!] Changes made in the last week
markus.prinz at qsig.org
Sun Jan 13 17:57:25 EST 2008
On 13.01.2008, at 23:31, Giles Bowkett wrote:
> It all sounds awesome, except what's this part mean?
>> .) The Clipboard class and the pastie, google and
>> amazon_upload_shortcut now are only available at the top level if
>> are loaded inside IRB
Well, currently they all reside inside the UtilityBelt-Module (and
their own modules/classes). When loaded, they check wether they are
loaded inside an IRB-Environment and then, for example, mix themselves
into Object so you can write "google some query" from the IRB prompt.
The reason I did this was because I thought someone might want to use
some of the gadgets in their own programs. Granted, amazon, pastie and
google are probably not something that's of much use in a program, but
other things like HashMath, the Clipboard (as soon as it works across
platforms), and Reginald Braithwaite's String#to_proc are things you
might want to use. Putting everything inside their own modules allows
you to use them in any way you see fit, and they don't pollute the top
level/global namespace (unless you're in IRB of course, where it makes
PS: Sorry, maybe I should have posted this idea to the mailing list
before implementing it.
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