(C) John Mair (banisterfiend) 2012
Retrieve the binding of a method's caller in MRI (>= 2.0.0) and RBX (Rubinius)
binding_of_caller gem provides the
binding_of_caller we can grab bindings from higher up the call
stack and evaluate code in that context. Allows access to bindings arbitrarily far up the
call stack, not limited to just the immediate caller.
Recommended for use only in debugging situations. Do not use this in production apps.
Works in MRI Ruby (>= 2.0) and RBX (Rubinius)
Example: Modifying a local inside the caller of a caller
def a var = 10 b puts var end def b c end def c binding.of_caller(2).eval('var = :hello') end a() # OUTPUT # => hello
This project is a spinoff from the Pry REPL project.
Features and limitations
- Works in MRI (>= 2.0.0) and RBX (Rubinius)
- For MRI 1.9.x, use version "~> 0.8" of the gem, which included support for MRI before 2.0.
- Does not work in 1.8.7, but there is a well known (continuation-based) hack to get a
- There is experimental support for jruby 1.7.x, but it only works in interpreted
mode (i.e. use the option
After checking out the repo, run
bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run
rake spec to run the tests. You can also run
bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.
To install this gem onto your local machine, run
bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in
version.rb, and then run
bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the
.gem file to rubygems.org.
Problems or questions contact me at github
(The MIT License)
Copyright (c) 2012 (John Mair)
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.