module Bundler::Thor::Invocation

Public Instance Methods

current_command_chain() click to toggle source

Make the current command chain accessible with in a Bundler::Thor-(sub)command

# File bundler/vendor/thor/lib/thor/invocation.rb, line 30
def current_command_chain
invoke(name = nil, *args) click to toggle source

Receives a name and invokes it. The name can be a string (either “command” or “namespace:command”), a Bundler::Thor::Command, a Class or a Bundler::Thor instance. If the command cannot be guessed by name, it can also be supplied as second argument.

You can also supply the arguments, options and configuration values for the command to be invoked, if none is given, the same values used to initialize the invoker are used to initialize the invoked.

When no name is given, it will invoke the default command of the current class.


class A < Bundler::Thor
  def foo
    invoke :bar
    invoke "b:hello", ["Erik"]

  def bar
    invoke "b:hello", ["Erik"]

class B < Bundler::Thor
  def hello(name)
    puts "hello #{name}"

You can notice that the method “foo” above invokes two commands: “bar”, which belongs to the same class and “hello” which belongs to the class B.

By using an invocation system you ensure that a command is invoked only once. In the example above, invoking “foo” will invoke “b:hello” just once, even if it’s invoked later by “bar” method.

When class A invokes class B, all arguments used on A initialization are supplied to B. This allows lazy parse of options. Let’s suppose you have some rspec commands:

class Rspec < Bundler::Thor::Group
  class_option :mock_framework, :type => :string, :default => :rr

  def invoke_mock_framework
    invoke "rspec:#{options[:mock_framework]}"

As you noticed, it invokes the given mock framework, which might have its own options:

class Rspec::RR < Bundler::Thor::Group
  class_option :style, :type => :string, :default => :mock

Since it’s not rspec concern to parse mock framework options, when RR is invoked all options are parsed again, so RR can extract only the options that it’s going to use.

If you want Rspec::RR to be initialized with its own set of options, you have to do that explicitly:

invoke "rspec:rr", [], :style => :foo

Besides giving an instance, you can also give a class to invoke:

invoke Rspec::RR, [], :style => :foo
# File bundler/vendor/thor/lib/thor/invocation.rb, line 102
def invoke(name = nil, *args)
  if name.nil?
    warn "[Bundler::Thor] Calling invoke() without argument is deprecated. Please use invoke_all instead.\n#{caller.join("\n")}"
    return invoke_all

  args.unshift(nil) if args.first.is_a?(Array) || args.first.nil?
  command, args, opts, config = args

  klass, command = _retrieve_class_and_command(name, command)
  raise "Missing Bundler::Thor class for invoke #{name}" unless klass
  raise "Expected Bundler::Thor class, got #{klass}" unless klass <= Bundler::Thor::Base

  args, opts, config = _parse_initialization_options(args, opts, config)
  klass.send(:dispatch, command, args, opts, config) do |instance|
    instance.parent_options = options
invoke_with_padding(*args) click to toggle source

Invokes using shell padding.

# File bundler/vendor/thor/lib/thor/invocation.rb, line 138
def invoke_with_padding(*args)
  with_padding { invoke(*args) }