Dynamic Method Definition
You have methods that can be defined more concisely if defined dynamically.
Define the methods dynamically.
def failure self.state = :failure end def error self.state = :error end
def_each :failure, :error do |method_name| self.state = method_name end
8 Nov 2013
A problem with dynamic method definition is that it can make it
harder to search for method definitions. Usually in Ruby you can
"def method_name" in order to find where methods are
defined (or to be safer use a regex like
/def\s+methodName/). Any dynamic method
definitions will not show up to a search like this. If you use a
consistent list-oriented definition method (such as
def_each in the book) you can find dynamic method
definitions - at the cost of a more complex regex.