On 14/12/11 01:05, Eric Hodel wrote:
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> Issue #5759 has been updated by Eric Hodel.
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> Use Kernel#Array:
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>    $ ruby -e 'p Array("a\nb"), Array(["a\nb"])'
>    ["a\nb"]
>    ["a\nb"]

Or a splat:

ruby-1.9.3-p0 :001 > a="a\nb"; [*a]
  => ["a\nb"]
ruby-1.9.3-p0 :002 > a=["a\nb"]; [*a]
  => ["a\nb"]

Not sure I disagree that #flatten should check first (or just leave the 
exception uncaught) though.

-- 
Alex

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> Bug #5759: flatten calls to_ary on everything
> http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/5759
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> Author: Thomas Sawyer
> Status: Open
> Priority: Normal
> Assignee:
> Category:
> Target version: 1.9.3
> ruby -v: ruby 1.9.3dev (2011-09-23 revision 33323) [x86_64-linux]
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> I often ensure that I have an array by doing:
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>    def foo=(x)
>      @foo = [x].flatten
>    end
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> But this has turned into a problem as of late, as it seems #flatten is calling #to_ary on every element in the array, and apparently catching the error raised if #to_ary isn't defined for that object. But that causes potential issues with objects that use #method_missing. I think #flatten should use `respond_to?(:to_ary)` to make sure an object can handle it before actually calling it.
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