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show-doc for generated methods and attributes. #839

codesnik opened this Issue Jan 31, 2013 · 4 comments


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Is there currently any way to document metaprogrammed methods?

I'd really like to document, for example, activerecord attributes of rails models in a way accessible to "? Model#attribute" command.

Of course, I can write something like that:

class Order < ActiveRecord::Base
   # price in US dollars
   def price; super; end

but is there (planned?) any other, more elegant and less performance degrading way?


ConradIrwin commented Feb 1, 2013

@codesnik. This is not currently planned, though I agree it would be pretty nice. In the specific case of activerecord it might be that pry-rails show-models command can help you a little; but I suspect it would need a lot of work.

Can you think of a solution that would work both in more general situations? What does YARD do for stuff like this?


rking commented Feb 1, 2013

YARD has features like crazy. If I found docs to be of frequent value I'd be impressed by it. Anyway, see these for example:



codesnik commented Feb 1, 2013

it looks like YARD @!method and @!attribute tags are exactly for that purpose.


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