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Ruby Ruby Objects and Classes Build a Bank Account Class Part 3: Keeping Our Balance

Why does 'puts bank_account' return the value of the overwritten to_s method?

I would have expected a different coding for this: 'puts bank_account.to_s'

So why is this not necessary?

1 Answer

Jamie Barton
Jamie Barton
14,498 Points

By default, Ruby returns an object's class with the object id as a to_s method unless you specify a to_s method. In this case just calling puts bank_account will return the method Jason Seifer defined because he redefined it within the class.