Problems extending Enumerable
I wrote how to add a simple method to
Enumerable in a previous post
I wanted to follow the points in this article 3 Ways to Monkey-patch Without Making a Mess, but there seems to be some cases in which this technique can’t be applied, at least the part regarding putting your method in a module.
In order to make other developers aware of this monkey patches, we start by requiring it inside an initializer in
then I add a file at
lib/core_extensions/enumerable/progress_benchmark following rails conventions
if we try it now in the console:
it would exist if we include
Seems that including methods this way doesn’t work when you refer to classes that have already included that module. These posts speak about a limitation on the current ruby implementation:
This however works well just reopening the module, as originally.
Active Support reopens as well
A workaround would be do something like this, to iterate through the object space, find all the classes that had previously included
Enumerable and include it again:
Not sure whether this is a good idea yet.