Issue #7435 has been reported by sam.saffron (Sam Saffron).

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Bug #7435: Exceptions should have backtrace_locations
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/7435

Author: sam.saffron (Sam Saffron)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: 2.0


Further to http://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/7051 

def boom
  raise "boom"
end

begin
  boom
rescue => e
  p e.backtrace
end

# ["t.rb:2:in `boom'", "t.rb:6:in `<main>'"]

It seems exceptions still store backtraces in strings, shouldn't the backtrace be stored in RubyVM::Backtrace::Location objects and then optionally grabbed using backtrace_locations or backtrace depending on how you feel? 

This means exceptions could be more efficient as filenames could easily be pinned in memory leading to significantly reduced allocation for exceptions. 


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