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Feature #8275

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Add Module#public_const_get

Added by rkh (Konstantin Haase) over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Status:
Open
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
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Target version:
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[ruby-core:54332]

Description

Right now, const_get will always return a constant, no matter the visibility, which is probably what we want most of the time. But if you for instance have code that does some automatic name to constant resolution, you might now want to leak private constants.

module Foo
Bar = 42
private_constant :Bar
end

currently:

Foo::Bar # raises NameError
Foo.const_get("Bar") # => 42
Object.const_get("Foo::Bar") # => 42

proposed:

Foo.public_const_get("Bar") # raises NameError
Object.public_const_get("Foo::Bar") # raises NameError

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