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Feature #13026

Public singleton methods

Added by subtileos (Daniel Ferreira) over 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:
Open
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Target version:
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[ruby-core:78602]

Description

Abstract

I would like to propose the implementation of:

Object#public_singleton_methods

Object#public_singleton_methods should return a list of public singleton methods.

Background

Currently Object#singleton_methods returns a list of public and protected singleton methods.

Currently the best way I know of retrieving a list of public singleton methods is:

foo = Foo.new
foo.singleton_methods(false) & foo.public_methods(false)

I consider the definition of the public interface of any object very important.
For that reason I tend to keep it as simple as possible.

Also, the way I like to enforce the design is by using unit tests, testing the interface itself.
That way a change of the interface is very visible for the developer and code reviewer.

I also tend to use protected a lot to give private methods a higher level of relevance.

Implementation

This is a feature that I would be very interested in developing.
It would be my first contribution to ruby core.
If you understand that it is worth the effort I would be more than happy to do it.

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