At Saint P RubyConf, in Saint-Petersburg, Russia


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Let’s take a look under the hood of the simplest Ruby meta-technique—method_missing—and discover what lies behind it.

Ruby was designed to make programmers happy. One of the features that makes it possible is a comprehensive metaprogramming tooling.

What is metaprogramming? How is it implemented in Ruby?

Let’s take a look under the hood of the simplest meta-technique–method_missing–and discover what lies behind it.

And to make this investigation more meta-exciting, we’ll try rewriting it from scratch but in Ruby! (So, don’t be afraid of some C code.)


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