How To Monkey Patch A Class In Ruby
Posted by Weston Ganger
Sometimes you may need to override a method or add a new one to an existing class from a library or gem using a monkey patch.
I did this in an initializer and uses a snazzy method called
MyClass.class_eval do def do_work #do work end end
If you did not use
class_eval you can run into errors where your patch creates a new class instead of overriding. This just makes your monkey patches much more sure-fire.
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