On Fri, 24 Mar 2006, Bill Guindon wrote:

> Is there any way to use DATA.readlines to read the data (below
> __END__) in a file that's been required/included?  I want the read
> code to be inside the included/required file.
>
> --
> Bill Guindon (aka aGorilla)
> The best answer to most questions is "it depends".
>
>

i don't think one can do it directly, but:


     harp:~ > cat b.rb
     require 'dynaload'

     module M
       def your_code_here_as_normal
       end
     end


     #
     # add this to the end of the file
     #
     data = open(__FILE__)
     data.each{|line| break if line =~ /^__END__$/}
     Dynaload::export data, "name" => "DATA"

     __END__
     42



     harp:~ > cat a.rb
     require 'dynaload'

     loaded = Dynaload::dynaload "b.rb"

     obj, desc = loaded.objects.select{|obj, desc| desc['name'] == 'DATA'}.first

     puts obj.read



     harp:~ > ruby a.rb
     42

regards.

-a
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