Issue #8377 has been updated by tenderlovemaking (Aaron Patterson).

Status changed from Open to Rejected

Hi,

Matz rejected this here:

  https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/projects/ruby/wiki/DevelopersMeeting20130809#Deprecate-for-method-calls-8377

So I'm closing this.  :-)
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Feature #8377: Deprecate :: for method calls in 2.1
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8377#change-41081

Author: charliesome (Charlie Somerville)
Status: Rejected
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: Next Major


=begin
(({::})) is usually a constant lookup operator, but it can also be used to call methods. This can confusing to people learning Ruby.

I propose deprecating (({::})) as a method call operator in Ruby 2.1, then removing it in 2.2 (or whichever version comes after 2.1).

As part of the deprecation, Ruby's parser should emit a warning whenever (({::})) is used as a method call operator. This warning should be emitted even if (({-w})) is not enabled.
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