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By Pat Shaughnessy

Ruby is a robust programming language with a spotlight on simplicity, yet underneath its stylish syntax it plays numerous unseen tasks.

Ruby below a Microscope delivers a hands-on examine Ruby's center, utilizing wide diagrams and thorough motives to teach you the way Ruby is applied (no C abilities required). writer Pat Shaughnessy takes a systematic method, laying out a sequence of experiments with Ruby code to take you behind the curtain of ways programming languages paintings. you are going to even locate info on JRuby and Rubinius (two substitute implementations of Ruby), in addition to in-depth explorations of Ruby's rubbish assortment algorithm.

Ruby below a Microscope will train you:

  • How a couple of desktop technological know-how ideas underpin Ruby's advanced implementation
  • How Ruby executes your code utilizing a digital machine
  • How periods and modules are an identical within Ruby
  • How Ruby employs algorithms initially built for Lisp
  • How Ruby makes use of grammar principles to parse and comprehend your code
  • How your Ruby code is translated right into a varied language by means of a compiler

No programming language should be a black field. even if you are already intrigued via language implementation or simply are looking to dig deeper into Ruby, you will find Ruby less than a Microscope a desirable approach to turn into a greater programmer.

Covers Ruby 2.x, 1.9 and 1.8

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H dossier. you can find all the values I confirmed within the past diagram. The rb_classext_struct constitution definition, nevertheless, are available within the inner. h C header dossier: struct rb_classext_struct { worth great; struct st_table *iv_tbl; 143 Ruby below a Microscope struct st_table *const_tbl; }; once more, you'll find the values I confirmed within the diagram. In bankruptcy four I’ll disguise hash tables intimately, the st_table style the following, which Ruby makes use of to save lots of all of those values: the tactic desk, the consistent desk, the example variables for the category and likewise the example variable names/id’s for item situations of this type. a hundred and forty four Chapter three: items, periods and Modules test 3-2: the place does Ruby retailer category equipment? Above we observed how every one RClass constitution saves all of the equipment outlined in a definite type; in my instance: category Mathematician def first_name @first_name finish Ruby shops information regarding the first_name process contained in the RClass constitution for Mathematician utilizing the tactic desk. yet what approximately category tools? It’s a standard idiom in Ruby to save lots of tools in a category without delay, utilizing this syntax: classification Mathematician def self. class_method places "This is a category procedure. " finish Or this syntax: category Mathematician type << self def class_method places "This is a category process. " finish finish Are they kept within the RClass constitution besides the traditional equipment for every classification, possibly with a flag to point they're category tools and never general equipment? Or are they stored in other places? Let’s discover! It’s effortless to determine the place type equipment usually are not kept. they're evidently now not stored within the RClass strategy desk in addition to general tools, due to the fact that situations of Mathematician can't name them: obj = Mathematician. new obj. class_method a hundred forty five Ruby less than a Microscope => undefined process `class_method' for #< Mathematician:0x007fdd8384d1c8 (NoMethodError) puzzling over this a few extra, given that Mathematician can be a Ruby item – be mindful my definition from above: A Ruby type is a Ruby item that still includes technique definitions, characteristic names, a superclass pointer and a constants desk. …then Ruby should still keep tools for Mathematician within the similar manner it saves them for any item: within the strategy desk for the object’s category. that's, Ruby may still get Mathematician’s type utilizing the klass pointer and shop the tactic within the approach desk in that RClass constitution: Mathematician RClass category RClass klass m_tbl "class_method" etc... yet truly Ruby doesn’t do that – you could end up this can be the case through developing one other classification and attempting to name the hot technique: > category AnotherClass; finish > AnotherClass. class_method => undefined process `class_method' for AnotherClass:Class (NoMethodError) If Ruby had extra the category approach to the tactic desk within the category classification, then all periods on your program may have the strategy. evidently this isn’t what we meant by way of writing a category approach, and fortunately Ruby doesn’t enforce type equipment this manner. Then the place do the category equipment pass?

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