Issue #17145 has been updated by Dan0042 (Daniel DeLorme).


marcandre (Marc-Andre Lafortune) wrote in #note-31:
> There might very well be a `SharedArray` class, but I don't see how `Array` could ever become shareable.

Sorry, I think my point was not very clear. Replace "Array" with any class name. If `deep_freeze` does not freeze the object (because it's shareable), that makes its semantics kinda confusing. But it seems Matz already thinks so too.

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Feature #17145: Ractor-aware `Object#deep_freeze`
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/17145#change-88202

* Author: marcandre (Marc-Andre Lafortune)
* Status: Rejected
* 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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