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Learn about the autoload Method in Ruby

Learn about the autoload Method in Ruby
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The Module#autoload method registers a file path to be loaded the first time that a specified module or class is accessed in the namespace of the calling module or class.

  • The Module#autoload? is in charge of checking if a registered module/class in a specific namespace has already been loaded or not.

  • It’s also used for checking if a module is registered (or not) as autoload in a specific namespace.

  • When the Module#autoload method is called within a specific namespace then the module/class and the file path given as arguments of the method are stored in an internal hash table.

Let’s have a look at the examples here.

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