In article <87wubws1b2.fsf / alieniloquent.com>,
Samuel Tesla  <samuel / alieniloquent.com> wrote:
>Chad Fowler <chad / chadfowler.com> writes:
>
>> If not for this feature, I might not have ended up staying with Ruby when 
>> I started learning it several years ago.  It's a unifying part of the 
>> whole dynamic feeling and philosophy of the language.  Ruby without this 
>> feature would cease to be Ruby to me.
>
>I agree completely on this topic.  I just can't express how big a
>selling point this feature was to me.  It has made writing unit tests
>a *dream* I can override functions in modules like PAM so that they
>can run in automated tests.
>

This is an interesting idea, can you provide some more details?
Do you mean that you're stubbing some methods which might not work in your 
testing  environment/context?  

Phil