On 4/7/07, murphy <murphy / rubychan.de> wrote:
> > |It seems the most important change in 1.9, in terms of compatibility, is
> > |that String isn't Enumerable anymore. It breaks a lot of scripts on my
> > |system.
> >
> > I put "lines" before calling "each".
> Maybe I didn't explain my problem well enough, sorry. If I do this, my
> script can run with Ruby 1.9, sure.
>
> But Ruby 1.8 says:
>
>   undefined method `lines' for "Foo\nbar":String (NoMethodError)
>
> so it won't run under both versions.
>
> I feel that many people (me, for a start) will want to make their
> libraries available for both versions in the next 2 or 3 years, if not
> longer.

+1 on that.

Not leaving each in String, which leads to removing the include of
Enumerable seems unwise to me. Especially without a period of
deprecation.

What does it hurt?

Why introduce unecessary incompatibilities?

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Rick DeNatale

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