Issue #6239 has been updated by mudge (Paul Mucur).


As a side note, both JRuby 1.6.6 and Rubinius 1.2.4 in 1.8 compatibility mode follow the behaviour of 1.9.2.

James Hunt and I have filed a pull request to the RubySpec project to document this issue at: https://github.com/rubyspec/rubyspec/pull/130
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Bug #6239: super Does Not Pass Modified Rest Args When Originally Empty
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6239#change-25547

Author: mudge (Paul Mucur)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: 1.8.7-p358


Given the following code:

    class A
      def a(*args)
        args
      end
    end

    class B < A
      def a(*args)
        args << "foo"

        super
      end
    end

1.8.7-p358> B.new.a("bar")
=> ["bar", "foo"]
1.8.7-p358> B.new.a
=> []

But:

1.9.2-p290> B.new.a("bar")
=> ["bar", "foo"]
1.9.2-p290> B.new.a
=> ["foo"]

The 1.9.2 behaviour is more predictable than 1.8.7, should this be backported or is this expected behaviour?


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