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Ruby 2.6 adds Binding#source_location

on July 24, 2018
This blog is part of our Ruby 2.6 series.

Ruby 2.6.0 was released on Dec 25, 2018.

Before Ruby 2.6, if we want to know file name with location and line number of source code, we would need to use Binding#eval (Link is not available) .

1binding.eval('[__FILE__, __LINE__]')
2=> ["/Users/taha/blog/app/controllers/application_controller", 2]

Ruby 2.6 adds more readable method Binding#source_location (Link is not available) to achieve similar result.

2=> ["/Users/taha/blog/app/controllers/application_controller", 2]

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