This gem provides Module#with_public which make private methods public temporalily.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'with_public'

Or if you have an environment for test, instead:

gem 'with_public', group: :test

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install with_public


In a context you want some private instance methods with explicit receivers, write

using TheClass.with_public(:private_method_1, :private_method_2, ...)

then you can call these methods wihtout Object#send.


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/sakuro/with_public.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.