Issue #8383 has been reported by bozhidar (Bozhidar Batsov).

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Bug #8383: Ripper.lex does not handle correctly symbols whose identifiers coincide with keyword names
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8383

Author: bozhidar (Bozhidar Batsov)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: lib
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 2.0.0p0 (2013-02-24 revision 39474) [x86_64-darwin12.3.0]
Backport: 1.9.3: UNKNOWN, 2.0.0: UNKNOWN


This problem is best illustrated with an example

    [23] pry(main)> Ripper.lex(':one')
    => [[[1, 0], :on_symbeg, ":"], [[1, 1], :on_ident, "one"]]
    [24] pry(main)> Ripper.lex(':alias')
    => [[[1, 0], :on_symbeg, ":"], [[1, 1], :on_kw, "alias"]]

I'm pretty sure that the correct tokenization of the second example should yield *:on_ident* instead of *:on_kw*. Or am I missing something?

This is the behaviour on both 1.9.3 and 2.0.0.


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