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module SingleForwardable

SingleForwardable can be used to setup delegation at the object level as well.

printer = String.new
printer.extend SingleForwardable        # prepare object for delegation
printer.def_delegator "STDOUT", "puts"  # add delegation for STDOUT.puts()
printer.puts "Howdy!"

Also, SingleForwardable can be used to set up delegation for a Class or Module.

class Implementation
  def self.service
    puts "serviced!"
  end
end

module Facade
  extend SingleForwardable
  def_delegator :Implementation, :service
end

Facade.service #=> serviced!

If you want to use both Forwardable and SingleForwardable, you can use methods def_instance_delegator and #def_single_delegator, etc.

Public Instance Methods

def_delegator(accessor, method, ali = method)
def_delegators(accessor, *methods)
def_single_delegator(accessor, method, new_name=method) Show source

Defines a method method which delegates to accessor (i.e. it calls the method of the same name in accessor). If new_name is provided, it is used as the name for the delegate method.

# File lib/forwardable.rb, line 298
def def_single_delegator(accessor, method, ali = method)
  gen = Forwardable._delegator_method(self, accessor, method, ali)

  instance_eval(&gen)
end
Also aliased as: def_delegator
def_single_delegators(accessor, *methods) Show source

Shortcut for defining multiple delegator methods, but with no provision for using a different name. The following two code samples have the same effect:

def_delegators :@records, :size, :<<, :map

def_delegator :@records, :size
def_delegator :@records, :<<
def_delegator :@records, :map
# File lib/forwardable.rb, line 284
def def_single_delegators(accessor, *methods)
  methods.delete("__send__")
  methods.delete("__id__")
  for method in methods
    def_single_delegator(accessor, method)
  end
end
Also aliased as: def_delegators
delegate(hash)
Alias for: single_delegate
delegate method → accessor Show source
delegate [method, method, ...] → accessor

Takes a hash as its argument. The key is a symbol or an array of symbols. These symbols correspond to method names. The value is the accessor to which the methods will be delegated.

# File lib/forwardable.rb, line 263
def single_delegate(hash)
  hash.each do |methods, accessor|
    unless defined?(methods.each)
      def_single_delegator(accessor, methods)
    else
      methods.each {|method| def_single_delegator(accessor, method)}
    end
  end
end
Also aliased as: delegate

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