Issue #7331 has been updated by stomar (Marcus Stollsteimer).


No, absolutely not! Such a change would certainly have a bigger impact than I could imagine.

I just wanted to make a point for not deviating further from mathematical rules by changing -2**2 to result in 4. 
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Bug #7331: Set the precedence of unary `-` equal to the precedence `-`, same for `+`
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/7331#change-33403

Author: alexeymuranov (Alexey Muranov)
Status: Rejected
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: core
Target version: 
ruby -v: 1.9.3


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I will not be surprised if this proposal is rejected, because the compatibility would be a mess, but i feel i need to start a discussion.  This continues the discussion in #7328.

To the best of my knowledge, in mathematics the unary minus has the same precedence as the binary one.  However, in the expression

  - a * b

Ruby computes first (({-a})), and then the product.  This means that if i want (for whatever reason) to compute the expression in the natural order, i have to put the parentheses:

  - (a * b)

which looks very strange to me.  I would consider this a bug.
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