James Edward Gray II wrote:

>>>   def thisMethodName
>>>     caller[0] =~ /in `([^']+)'/ ? $1 : '(anonymous)';
>>>   end
>>
>> I understand the concept.
>>
>> is there possibly a more direct solution available, with cleaner code 
>> and a stable/higher execution speed?
> 
> Have you measured it and proven it too slow?  Remember, premature 
> optimization is the root of all evil in programming.  ;)
> 
> I'm not sure what you consider "clean", but getting rid of the ternary 
> operator may make it a little more readable:
> 
>     if caller[0] =~ /in `([^']+)'/ then $1 else '(anonymous)' end

Hm, perhaps even this:

   caller.first[/in `(.+?)'/, 1] || "(anonymous")

Don't know if you'd prefer that, though.