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Versionable

Versionable lets a ruby module or class declare multiple numbered versions of itself, and provides a way to select one based on a gem-like requirement.

The jist:

class Versioned
  include Versionable

  def foo; :past_foo; end
  def baz; :baz; end

  version "0.5"

  def foo; :foo; end
  def self.bar; :bar; end

  version "1" do
    def foo; :future_foo; end
  end

  version "2" do
    def foo; :far_future_foo; end
  end
end

And then:

Versioned['0'].new.foo                  # => :past_foo
Versioned['0.5'].new.foo                # => :foo
Versioned['1'].new.foo                  # => :future_foo
Versioned['2'].new.foo                  # => :far_future_foo
Versioned == Versioned['0.5']           # => true
Versioned['>= 1'] == Versioned['2']     # => true
Versioned['< 1'] == Versioned['0.5']    # => true

It turns out Class#dup can do some crazy things. Each version is cloned from the previous and then includes its own changes. This means def self.class_methods() and @@class_variables end up versioned as well; not just instance methods.

The default version (the one you get without a [requirement]) is determined by the use of blocks passed to the version calls. The last call without a block is the default one.

Note on Patches/Pull Requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)

  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.

Thanks

Thanks to SEOmoz (seomoz.org) for letting me build this at my desk in the afternoons instead of on the couch in the middle of the night ^_^.

Copyright

Copyright © 2010 Phil Smith. See LICENSE for details.

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