>> From: Ralph Shnelvar [mailto:ralphs / dos32.com]
>> Newbie question:
>> 
>> I need/want a function like puts ... that is, a function known
>> globally.
>> 
>> I have read the Pickaxe section on mixins and
>> http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/68638 and I'm going nuts.
>> 
>> Specifically I am trying to do
>> 
>> 
>> module ApplicationHelper
>>         puts "Hearyee ApplicationHelper"
>> 
>>         def at_file_line_msg(file, line, msg)
>>                 file + " @ " + line.to_s + ":" + msg
>>         end
>> 
>>         puts at_file_line_msg(__FILE__, __LINE__, "")
>> end
>> 
>> The
>>         puts at_file_line_msg(__FILE__, __LINE__, "")
>> generates the right output.
>> 
>> When I attempt to mixin ApplicationHelper into a classand then attempt
>> to call
>>    puts at_file_line_msg(__FILE__, __LINE__, "")
>> I get a "module not defined" error.
>> 
>> 
>> I think this has something to do with Modules not mixing in, uh, class
>> methods.  Frankly, I'm not following the arguments.
>> 
>> 
>> So ... what is the right way to create a function like puts that is
>> known everywhere?


WH> Maybe I'm missing something, but I think what you want is to just
WH> define it in the default global scope:

Duh!  That works!

God, I'm stupid.  Thanks!!!