Issue #9025 has been reported by Nerian (Gonzalo Rodríguez).

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Feature #9025: Clarify the error message when calling a method with the wrong number of arguments
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/9025

Author: Nerian (Gonzalo Rodríguez)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
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Target version: 


Currently when calling a method with the wrong number of arguments we get a confusing error message:

    ArgumentError: wrong number of arguments (1 for 0)

That means that the method was meant to accept 0 arguments, but 1 was provided instead. This error message is confusing, and a large number of people had to search for its meaning. For example [1] has 11000 views.

I propose that we change the error message to something whose meaning is obvious. Examples:

*  ArgumentError: wrong number of arguments (expected: 1,  provided: 0)
*  ArgumentError: wrong number of arguments (1 instead of 0)

This ticket originated from this pull request: https://github.com/ruby/ruby/pull/367

[1] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7537450/what-does-wrong-number-of-arguments-1-for-0-mean-in-ruby


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