Issue #15790 has been updated by jeremyevans0 (Jeremy Evans).


This is still an issue in the master branch.  One way to fix this is to delete the autoload if the constant isn't present after the file is loaded.  I submitted a pull request for that: https://github.com/ruby/ruby/pull/4715

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Bug #15790: Strange interaction between autoload and $LOADED_FEATURES
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/15790#change-93154

* Author: fxn (Xavier Noria)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* ruby -v: ruby 2.6.1p33 (2019-01-30 revision 66950) [x86_64-darwin18]
* Backport: 2.4: UNKNOWN, 2.5: UNKNOWN, 2.6: UNKNOWN
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If an autoload fails and we remove its associated file from `$LOADED_FEATURES`, the autoload is back:

```
$ cat x.rb
Y = 1 # should be X, emulates a typo

$ cat test.rb
def au
  Object.autoload?(:X).inspect
end

x_rb = File.realpath("x.rb")
autoload :X, x_rb

puts "before failed autoload autoload path is #{au}"

X rescue nil

puts "after failed autoload autoload path is #{au}"

$LOADED_FEATURES.delete(x_rb)

puts "after $LOADED_FEATURES deletion autoload path is #{au}"
```

The output is

```
$ ruby -v test.rb
ruby 2.6.1p33 (2019-01-30 revision 66950) [x86_64-darwin18]
before failed autoload autoload path is "/Users/fxn/tmp/x.rb"
after failed autoload autoload path is nil
after $LOADED_FEATURES deletion autoload path is "/Users/fxn/tmp/x.rb"
```

See? Last line would be expected to print a `nil` autoload path.



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