On 1/16/06, Jacob Fugal <lukfugl / gmail.com> wrote:
> Try:
>
> class Object
>    alias_method :old_send, :send
>    def send meth, *args
>      STDERR.puts "#{ meth } was called"
>      old_send meth, *args
>    end
> end
>
> The difference is the splat in front of args in the invocation of
> old_send. With the splat there, it seems to work for me.
>
> irb> -1.send(:abs)
> abs was called
> => 1
>
> This used to give me an error about wrong number of arguments.
>
> Note: this still doesn't work without invoking send explicitly, since
> foo.bar is *actually* equivalent to foo.__send__(:bar), *not*
> foo.send(:bar). It just so happens the the default implementation of
> send just forwards to __send__. And overwriting __send__ is a *bad*
> idea. :)

Hm.  Well, essentially what I want to do is output print statements
every time I enter and leave a method.  (having problems identifying
what's going on in my code)