Group style access scope for macros
Given a method
.bar, which defines an instance method
#baz on a class, and returns the defined method's name as a symbol (
class Foo private # On evaluation defines a method and returns its name. # In current Ruby, that method will be public. The suggested # behaviour is to make it private, since the class method # which defines the instance method is in the private scope. # bar :baz end
it would be neat if the dynamically defined instance method respected the scope in which its definition originated. (In this particular case
Essentially the request is to extend the special powers of
attr_* (being able to define methods that honour visibility scopes) to any method.
Note: I am aware that inline access scopes already work for dynamically defined methods, as they merely accept a symbol as an argument.
bar so people don't get hung up on the name of the method (which has no importance to the proposal.)