Issue #6172 has been updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada).

Status changed from Open to Rejected

The former is analogous to Foo.bar(Misio), while the latter is analogous to Foo.bar("zot").
Object.const_get is mere method call.
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Bug #6172: Inconsistent behaviour of defined? 
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6172#change-24920

Author: pkondzior (Pawe?? Kondzior)
Status: Rejected
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: core
Target version: 2.0.0
ruby -v: ruby 2.0.0dev (2012-03-18 trunk 35081) [x86_64-darwin11.2.0] 


Following behavior is obvious:

irb(main):004:0> Object.const_get("Misio")
NameError: uninitialized constant Misio
	from (irb):4:in `const_get'
	from (irb):4
	from /Users/pawel/.rbenv/versions/1.9.4-dev/bin/irb:12:in `<main>'
irb(main):005:0> Object.const_get(Misio)
NameError: uninitialized constant Misio
	from (irb):5
	from /Users/pawel/.rbenv/versions/1.9.4-dev/bin/irb:12:in `<main>'

Both cases throws an exception, obviously with different backtrace because execution paths are different.

But following behavior is doesn't make sens at all for:
irb(main):001:0> defined?(Object.const_get(Misio))
=> nil
irb(main):002:0> defined?(Object.const_get("Misio"))
=> "method"

Shouldn't defined?(Object.const_get("Misio")) return also nil ?


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