How to fake the 'new' operator in Ruby
Jan 5 2011

My friend Alejandro Crosa recently tweeted his wish that Ruby 1.9 include a ‘new’ operator like in Javascript and many other programming languages:

@nerdyc @ikai I kinda like it too, if 1.9 makes “new Class” work then all my typical javascript errors will disappear

So I decided to show him how to reproduce the new operator using Ruby meta-programming! For non-nerds, or people new to Ruby who might actually use this in real world code – THIS IS A JOKE.