On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 09:54:07AM +0900, Ryan Leavengood wrote:
} On 5/30/06, Dan Kirkwood <dangogh / gmail.com> wrote:
} >Is there a better way to get to a class when you have the class name in
} >a string?
} 
} This really gets asked a whole lot, especially from Ruby Forum. I
} really, really, really wish there was a prominent FAQ on Ruby Forum
} with this as like question number 1. This would save people like Dan
} from having to ask the question and would save the rest of us from
} having to answer it for the 50th time.

The problem with a simple FAQ is that the obvious answer (Object.const_get)
doesn't handle qualified classes (e.g. Foo::Bar) and the more complicated
version usually given in response only handles fully-qualified classes. I
decided to write a definitive version that handles fully- and
partially-qualified class names, but it isn't trivial. Honestly, it should
probably be part of Ruby's core. See
http://redcorundum.blogspot.com/2006/05/kernelqualifiedconstget.html

} Ryan
--Greg