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Construct A Constant From A String

Ruby’s Module.const_get can be used to look for and retrieve the constant for a given name.

This can be used to construct a class name

> Object.const_get("Math")
#=> Math
> Object.const_get("Math")::PI
#=> 3.141592653589793

It can also be used to reference a constant

> Object.const_get("Math::PI")
#=> 3.141592653589793

You can even be more specific if you’d like

> Math.const_get("PI")
#=> 3.141592653589793

Symbols are valid as well

> Math.const_get(:PI)
#=> 3.141592653589793
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