Question: How to find out where a function is overridden?


How to find out where a function is overridden?

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Added at 2017-01-05 17:01

In my Rails project, I saw the link_to is overridden in config/initializers/extend_action_view.rb

module ActionView
  module Helpers
    def link_to(name, options = {}, html_options = nil)

I found that with the famous command line in linux grep -r 'def link_to' *.

My question is : Is there a way to find out it in rails console ? Is there a native function rails or ruby can give us the path of file ? Something like .ancestors for a object.

ps: My IDE is vi

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How to find out where a function is overridden?

nr: #1 dodano: 2017-01-05 17:01

If you use the pry gem, you can find it by using Method#source_location. Pass binding.pry in your view and render it. Then write:

=> ["path_to_helper.rb", 124]
nr: #2 dodano: 2017-01-05 21:01

Use $ command in pry gem

Insert binding.pry in your code, which sets a breakpoint and then in the Pry commandline use the $ command

[1] pry(#<AdminController>)> $ Person.find

From: /Users/joe_example/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p551/gems/composite_primary_keys-8.1.0/lib/composite_primary_keys/core.rb @ line 21:
Owner: ActiveRecord::Core::ClassMethods
Visibility: public
Number of lines: 38

def find(*ids) # :nodoc:
  # We don't have cache keys for this stuff yet
  return super unless ids.length == 1

The $ command is literally worth dollars. It shows you where a method is defined as well as the source code.

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