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Feature #14944

Support optional inherit argument for Module#method_defined?

Added by jeremyevans0 (Jeremy Evans) almost 2 years ago. Updated 6 months ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Target version:
-
[ruby-core:88140]

Description

Module has many introspection methods for methods and constants that
either return an array or return true or false for whether the method
or constant is defined. Most of these methods support an optional
argument that controls whether to consider inheritance. Currently,
the following Module methods support such a argument:

  • const_defined?
  • constants
  • instance_methods
  • private_instance_methods
  • protected_instance_methods
  • public_instance_methods

and the following methods do not:

  • method_defined?
  • private_method_defined?
  • protected_method_defined?
  • public_method_defined?

This patch supports such an argument for the *method_defined?
methods.

While you can currently work around the lack of support via:

mod.instance_methods(false).include?(:method_name)

This patch allows the simpler and more efficient:

mod.method_defined?(:method_name, false)

One case where you want to exclude inheritance when checking
for a method definition is when you want to replace a method
that may already exist. To avoid a verbose warning, you want
to remove the method only if it is already defined:

remove_method(:foo) if method_defined?(:foo, false)
define_method(:foo){}

You can't call remove_method without checking for the method
definition, as that can raise a NameError, and you don't want
to include inheritance because remove_method will still raise
a NameError if the method is defined by an ancestor and not
by the module itself.


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Related issues

Related to Ruby master - Bug #15597: syscall not returning true from private_method_defined?RejectedActions
Has duplicate Ruby master - Feature #10797: `inherit` parameter for `..._defined?` methods in ModuleClosedActions

Updated by znz (Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA) almost 2 years ago

If you want to suppress warnings, you can use undef_method instead of remove_method for the time being.

module M
  def foo; end
end
class C
  include M
  undef_method(:foo) if method_defined?(:foo)
  define_method(:foo){}
end

Updated by matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto) almost 2 years ago

I think this is a good idea. Accepted.

Matz.

#3

Updated by usa (Usaku NAKAMURA) almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Applied in changeset trunk|r64337.


Support optional inherit argument for Module#method_defined?

Module has many introspection methods for methods and constants that
either return an array or return true or false for whether the method
or constant is defined. Most of these methods support an optional
argument that controls whether to consider inheritance. Currently,
the following Module methods support such a argument:

  • const_defined?
  • constants
  • instance_methods
  • private_instance_methods
  • protected_instance_methods
  • public_instance_methods

and the following methods do not:

  • method_defined?
  • private_method_defined?
  • protected_method_defined?
  • public_method_defined?

This patch supports such an argument for the *method_defined?
methods.

While you can currently work around the lack of support via:

mod.instance_methods(false).include?(:method_name)

This patch allows the simpler and more efficient:

mod.method_defined?(:method_name, false)

One case where you want to exclude inheritance when checking
for a method definition is when you want to replace a method
that may already exist. To avoid a verbose warning, you want
to remove the method only if it is already defined:

remove_method(:foo) if method_defined?(:foo, false)
define_method(:foo){}

You can't call remove_method without checking for the method
definition, as that can raise a NameError, and you don't want
to include inheritance because remove_method will still raise
a NameError if the method is defined by an ancestor and not
by the module itself.

[ruby-core:88140] [Feature #14944]

From: Jeremy Evans code@jeremyevans.net

#4

Updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada) over 1 year ago

  • Related to Bug #15597: syscall not returning true from private_method_defined? added

Updated by sawa (Tsuyoshi Sawada) 6 months ago

Actually, this proposal is a duplicate of #10797

#6

Updated by Eregon (Benoit Daloze) 6 months ago

  • Has duplicate Feature #10797: `inherit` parameter for `..._defined?` methods in Module added

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