People love Base classes! They have tons of methods waiting to be used. Just check out ActiveRecord::Base's method list:
>> ActiveRecord::Base.methods.length => 530
But why stop there? Why not have even more methods? In fact, let's put EVERY METHOD on one Base class!
So I did. It's called Base. Just subclass it and feel free to directly reference any class method, instance method, or constant defined on any module or class in the system. Like this:
class Cantaloupe < Base def embiggen encode64(deflate(SEPARATOR)) end end >> Cantaloupe.new.embiggen => "eJzTBwAAMAAw\n"
embiggen method calling encode64 and deflate methods? Those come from the
Zlib modules. And the
SEPARATOR constant is defined in
File. Base don't care where it's defined! Base will call it!
By the way, remember those 530 ActiveRecord methods? That's amateur stuff. Check out Base loaded inside a Rails app:
>> Base.new.methods.count => 6947
It's so badass that it takes FIVE SECONDS just to answer that question!
SHOULD I USE THIS IN MY SYSTEM?
Yes. I am being completely serious. You should.