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Looksee

DESCRIPTION:

Looksee lets you examine the method lookup path of objects in ways not possible in plain ruby.

SYNOPSIS:

Pop this in your .irbrc :

require 'looksee'
def ls(*args)
  Looksee.looksee(*args)
end

Now:

irb(main):001:0> ls []
=> Array
  &            concat      frozen?      push          taguri
  *            count       hash         rassoc        taguri=
  +            cycle       include?     reject        take
  -            delete      index        reject!       take_while
  <<           delete_at   indexes      replace       to_a
  <=>          delete_if   indices      reverse       to_ary
  ==           drop        insert       reverse!      to_s
  []           drop_while  inspect      reverse_each  to_yaml
  []=          each        join         rindex        transpose
  assoc        each_index  last         select        uniq
  at           empty?      length       shift         uniq!
  choice       eql?        map          shuffle       unshift
  clear        fetch       map!         shuffle!      values_at
  collect      fill        nitems       size          yaml_initialize
  collect!     find_index  pack         slice         zip
  combination  first       permutation  slice!        |
  compact      flatten     pop          sort
  compact!     flatten!    product      sort!
Enumerable
  all?        each_slice       first     min        reverse_each
  any?        each_with_index  grep      min_by     select
  collect     entries          group_by  minmax     sort
  count       enum_cons        include?  minmax_by  sort_by
  cycle       enum_slice       inject    none?      take
  detect      enum_with_index  map       one?       take_while
  drop        find             max       partition  to_a
  drop_while  find_all         max_by    reduce     zip
  each_cons   find_index       member?   reject
Object
  taguri  taguri=  to_yaml  to_yaml_properties  to_yaml_style
Kernel
  ==        hash                        object_id
  ===       id                          private_methods
  =~        inspect                     protected_methods
  __id__    instance_eval               public_methods
  __send__  instance_exec               respond_to?
  class     instance_of?                send
  clone     instance_variable_defined?  singleton_methods
  display   instance_variable_get       taint
  dup       instance_variable_set       tainted?
  enum_for  instance_variables          tap
  eql?      is_a?                       to_a
  equal?    kind_of?                    to_enum
  extend    method                      to_s
  freeze    methods                     type
  frozen?   nil?                        untaint

It'll also color the methods according to whether they're public, protected, private, or overridden. So pretty. You gotta try it.

By default, it shows public and protected methods. Add private ones with:

ls [], :private => true
ls [], :private  # shortcut

Or if you don't want protected:

ls [], :protected => false

You can configure the defaults and colors:

ri Looksee

Enjoy!

INSTALL:

gem install looksee

FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

  • Currently only does MRI 1.8, 1.9.

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2009 George Ogata

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.

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