Dry::Struct: improve exception message on MissingAttributeError

Hi everyone,

in our current project, we use Dry::Struct extensively. Our Dry::Structs are often nested (right now up to three levels). Here’s an example:


module Core
  module Models
    class Claim < Dry::Struct
      attribute :policy, Core::Models::Policy
      # ...
    end
  end
end

module Core
  module Models
    class Policy < Dry::Struct
      # ...
    end
  end
end

When creating new instances of our structs, we often get this error:

      Dry::Struct::MissingAttributeError:
       Missing attribute: :transport

Due to the nesting, and the fact that we use Dry::Struct in many places (not just the model layer) it’s
often difficult to find out where the attribute is missing.

An improved exception message of Dry::Struct::MissingAttributeError would thus be (example):

      Dry::Struct::MissingAttributeError:
       Missing attribute: :transport on Core::Models::Claim

Here’s a PR to implement that: Add class name to MissingAttributeError exception message by phillipoertel · Pull Request #170 · dry-rb/dry-struct · GitHub.
We’d be happy if you find this addition helpful too.

Cheers
Phillip

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Hi, any thoughts on this?

Thoughts: it looks good. :slight_smile: We’ll merge it sometime soon, thank you. There are some other things I’d like to improve about type errors btw so I hope to bundle them.

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Cool, thank you.

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