Convenience library, like ActiveSupport or extlib, but without a single monkey-patch. It is also an API experiment.
require 'unpatched' include Unpatched like("FooBar").but.underscore! about(1).month.and(4).days.ago!
Is that too much sugar? Try this:
require 'unpatched' include Unpatched::Unfancy _('FooBar').underscore!
Still too much?
require 'unpatched' Unpatched['FooBar'].underscore!
require 'sinatra' require 'unpatched' helpers Unpatched get '/' do expires exactly(1.5).minutes.from_now! "Hey, ho, let's go!" end
When to use an exclamation mark
Short: You don't have to. But methods without one will always return magically enhanced objects. Since you never want to pass those on (otherwise, what's the point?), you can get vanilla objects by using an exclamation mark.
Rule of thumb: Use it at the end of your method chain.
gem install unpatched