Issue #8839 has been updated by rosenfeld (Rodrigo Rosenfeld Rosas).


I see now. I really tried a few times to get something like your second example to work:

class MyProcessor
 ...
end.new(params).process

I'd usually use such pattern in small scripts since methods are not hoisting like functions declarations in JavaScript and I prefer to write code top-down, so I enclose them in a class.
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Feature #8839: Class and module should return the class or module that was opened
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8839#change-42048

Author: headius (Charles Nutter)
Status: Assigned
Priority: Normal
Assignee: matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto)
Category: 
Target version: next minor


With the change for https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/3753, "def" forms now return the symbolic name of the method defined. Because class and module bodies just return the last expression in their bodies, this means they will now usually end up returning a symbol for the last method defined. This does not seem useful or correct.

I think class and module should return a reference to the class or module just opened. This would make the return value useful and consistent.


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