Issue #17145 has been updated by kirs (Kir Shatrov).


I'd really like to support this change for reasons I've describe in https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/17180

We can take something as simple as `URI::parse("http://example.com")` as an example. Right now that can't be used from a Ractor because `URI::parse` refers to a few internal constants like `URI::RFC3986_PARSER` that are not frozen (and thus not sharable).

If we went with an explicit `deep_freeze` we might need to update all those constants like `URI::RFC3986_PARSER` in the standard library to be also call `deep_freeze`. That doesn't have to be a bad thing but something to be aware of.

marcandre (Marc-Andre Lafortune) wrote:
> I'd like to propose `Object#deep_freeze`:
> 
> Freezes recursively the contents of the receiver (by calling `deep_freeze`) and
> then the receiver itself (by calling `freeze`).
> Values that are shareable via `Ractor` (e.g. classes) are never frozen this way.
> 
> ```ruby
> # freezes recursively:
> ast = [:hash, [:pair, [:str, 'hello'], [:sym, :world]]].deep_freeze
> ast.dig(1, 1) # => [:str, 'hello']
> ast.dig(1, 1).compact! # => FrozenError
> 
> # does not freeze classes:
> [[String]].deep_freeze
> String.frozen? # => false
> 
> # calls `freeze`:
> class Foo
>   def freeze
>     build_cache!
>     puts "Ready for freeze"
>     super
>   end
>   # ...
> end
> [[[Foo.new]]].deep_freeze # => Outputs "Ready for freeze"
> ```
> 
> 
> I think a variant `deep_freeze!` that raises an exception if the result isn't Ractor-shareable would be useful too:
> 
> ```ruby
> class Fire
>   def freeze
>     # do not call super
>   end
> end
> 
> x = [Fire.new]
> x.deep_freeze! # => "Could not be deeply-frozen: #<Fire:0x00007ff151994748>"
> ```



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Feature #17145: Ractor-aware `Object#deep_freeze`
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/17145#change-87864

* Author: marcandre (Marc-Andre Lafortune)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
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I'd like to propose `Object#deep_freeze`:

Freezes recursively the contents of the receiver (by calling `deep_freeze`) and
then the receiver itself (by calling `freeze`).
Values that are shareable via `Ractor` (e.g. classes) are never frozen this way.

```ruby
# freezes recursively:
ast = [:hash, [:pair, [:str, 'hello'], [:sym, :world]]].deep_freeze
ast.dig(1, 1) # => [:str, 'hello']
ast.dig(1, 1).compact! # => FrozenError

# does not freeze classes:
[[String]].deep_freeze
String.frozen? # => false

# calls `freeze`:
class Foo
  def freeze
    build_cache!
    puts "Ready for freeze"
    super
  end
  # ...
end
[[[Foo.new]]].deep_freeze # => Outputs "Ready for freeze"
```


I think a variant `deep_freeze!` that raises an exception if the result isn't Ractor-shareable would be useful too:

```ruby
class Fire
  def freeze
    # do not call super
  end
end

x = [Fire.new]
x.deep_freeze! # => "Could not be deeply-frozen: #<Fire:0x00007ff151994748>"
```



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