On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, Douglas A. Seifert wrote:

> Why would you need to explicitly reference super?  It is not necessary:
>
> $ irb
> irb(main):001:0> class Parent
> irb(main):002:1>   def zoo
> irb(main):003:2>      puts "zoo in Parent!"
> irb(main):004:2>   end
> irb(main):005:1> end
> => nil
> irb(main):006:0>
> irb(main):007:0* class Child < Parent
> irb(main):008:1>   def hoo
> irb(main):009:2>      zoo
> irb(main):010:2>   end
> irb(main):011:1> end
> => nil
> irb(main):013:0> c = Child.new
> => #<Child:0x39dd78>
> irb(main):014:0> c.hoo
> zoo in Parent!
> => nil
> irb(main):015:0>

Better example:

class Child < Parent
  def hoo
    super.zoo
  end
  def zoo
    print "don't want to be here"
  end
end


-- Nate