It appears that Rails adds the send! method to Object, via the output
gandalf-2:royaltyzone weyus$ irb
gandalf-2:royaltyzone weyus$ script/console
Loading development environment (Rails 2.1.2)
I assume this is to provide backward compatibility with the new send!
method in Ruby 1.9 that allows you to still dynamically call private
methods? Is this correct?
There's no send! in 1.9. I wish there were; I like send/send! more
than public_send/send, and I think Matz put it in there briefly but
then decided that switching the sense of send was too
backwards-incompatible. Also there was some question which was the
"dangerous" one: the one that included private methods, or the one
It appears to be gone from Rails, so maybe it was only there during
the brief period that it was in 1.9.
$ ./script/console Loading development environment (Rails 2.3.2)
NoMethodError: undefined method `send!' for #<Object:0x2378780>