Superclass table inheritance


I am trying to find a way to preserve the same class name without having to cut and paste code from one class to another. How do I do something such as:


Inheritance does it nicely:

class A
def initalize
puts “Initializing class A”

class B < A
def initialize
puts “Initalizing class B”

Hi Ryan,

I was actually looking at using the same class name. I didn't think it
was possible but was wondering. In ruby you can override any method as
you wish dynamically. So defining class A twice with two initialize
functions will not work because the second defined class of the same
name will override the first.

Ryan Bigg wrote:

Not quite override, more like extending.

Re-defining a class in Ruby extends that class, but redefining a method on a class will override that method, like what you’re finding out now.

No, there can only be one class by a given name, and it can't derive
from itself.

What is your goal?