Issue #6265 has been updated by drbrain (Eric Hodel).

Status changed from Closed to Assigned
Assignee changed from drbrain (Eric Hodel) to mame (Yusuke Endoh)

Oops, it was accidentally closed.

I have removed the string concatenation syntax from rdoc and rubygems.
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Feature #6265: Remove 'useless' 'concatenation' syntax
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6265#change-34451

Author: rosenfeld (Rodrigo Rosenfeld Rosas)
Status: Assigned
Priority: Normal
Assignee: mame (Yusuke Endoh)
Category: core
Target version: 2.0.0


What is wrong with this code:

some_method 'argument1', 'argument2' 'argument3'

Yes, the missing colon, but it is not always easy to notice that...

What is this ('concatenation' 'syntax') useful for?

Why writing ('some ' 'concatenation') instead of 'some concatenation'?

A missing colon between string arguments can lead to some bugs that may be hard to find, specially if the arguments are optional.

And I can't see any useful case where this allowed syntax for concatenation would help.


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