On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 16:32:07 +0900, Matt Mower <matt.mower / gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 16:12:04 +0900, Nicholas Van Weerdenburg
> 
> 
> <vanweerd / gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 15:20:26 +0900, Miles Keaton <mileskeaton / gmail.com > wrote:
> >
> > For example, you can extend the Enumerable modules, and your changes
> > apply to all objects in the system that use Enumerable:
> >
> > module Enumerable
> >  def each
> >      raise "you must implement each"
> >  end
> > end
> >
> 
> Would this not introduce a breakage?  IIRC the search order for
> methods is object->modules->baseclass->baseclass modules.
> 
> Hence if you mixed Enumerable into an object whose base class
> imlemented #each you would *hide* the base-class implementation.
> 
> Or have I got it wrong?  (I'm still a learner).
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Matt
> 
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> 
> 

Good point. It was not a well thought out example.

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Nicholas Van Weerdenburg