On Aug 26, 2:30     
> On Aug 26, 2010, at 2:15 PM, Collins wrote:
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> > I have a class hierachy that looks like this
>
> > class A
> > ...
> > end
>
> > class B < A
> > ...
> > end
>
> > class C < A
> > ...
> > end
>
> > class D < B
> > ...
> > end
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> > class E < C
> > ...
> > end
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> > class F < B
> > ...
> > end
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> > Now class B has a method that expects either members of class D or E
> > or Fas a parameter but needs to do something different based upon the
> > whether the parameter is a subclass of B or a subclass of C.
> > I could check to see if it was D or F as opposed to B but that would
> > mean when I added class G<B...end I'd have to go back and touch B.
> > Is there a way to ask an object if it is descended from a particular
> > class?      
> > of that method in the parameter objects but that feels ucky.
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> >  >
> >  
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> You could try kind_of? e.g.
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> > o = F.new
> > #<F:0x00000100a74a30>
> > o.kind_of?(A)
> > true
> > o.kind_of?(B)
> > true
> > o.kind_of?(C)
> > false
>
> etc.
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> Hope this helps,
>
> Mike
>
> --
>
> Mike Stok <m... / stok.ca>http://www.stok.ca/~mike/
>
> The "`Stok' disclaimers" apply.

Thank you!  I was only aware of instance_of?  This is exactly what I
was hoping to find...

  Thanks again

    Collins