Issue #8839 has been updated by headius (Charles Nutter).


avdi (Avdi Grimm) wrote:
>  That said, if you really wanted to preserve the ability to return something
>  other from a class definition, could you make `break <SOME_VALUE>` override
>  the return, as it does in blocks?

That wouldn't be backward-compatible with anyone expecting last expression, but it's an excellent idea to address Shugo's concern.
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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-42119

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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