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yield_self() public

Yields self to the block and returns the result of the block. {|x| x**x }.to_s             #=> "256"
"my string".yield_self {|s| s.upcase }   #=> "MY STRING"

Good usage for yield_self is value piping in method chains:

require 'open-uri'
require 'json'

  yield_self {|url| open(url).read }.
  yield_self {|response| JSON.parse(response) }

When called without block, the method returns Enumerator, which can be used, for example, for conditional circuit-breaking:

# meets condition, no-op
1.yield_self.detect(&:odd?)            # => 1
# does not meet condition, drop value
2.yield_self.detect(&:odd?)            # => nil
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