Objects of class
Binding encapsulate the execution context at some particular place in the code and retain this context for future use. The variables, methods, value of
self, and possibly an iterator block that can be accessed in this context are all retained. Binding objects can be created using
Kernel#binding, and are made available to the callback of
These binding objects can be passed as the second argument of the
Kernel#eval method, establishing an environment for the evaluation.
class Demo def initialize(n) @secret = n end def getBinding return binding() end end k1 = Demo.new(99) b1 = k1.getBinding k2 = Demo.new(-3) b2 = k2.getBinding eval("@secret", b1) → 99 eval("@secret", b2) → -3 eval("@secret") → nil
Binding objects have no class-specific methods.
Extracted from the book "Programming Ruby - The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide"
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