Issue #9123 has been updated by fxn (Xavier Noria).


Both predicates return a boolean value, whose exact nature is irrelevant. I see no inconsistency to fix.

In my view Ruby programmers have to internalize that all objects have a boolean interpretation.

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Feature #9123: Make Numeric#nonzero? behavior consistent with Numeric#zero?
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/9123#change-42998

Author: sferik (Erik Michaels-Ober)
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Priority: Normal
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Numeric#zero? returns true or false, while Numeric#nonzero? returns self or nil.

I've written a patch that fixes this inconsistency and adds a Numeric#nonzero (non-predicate) method that returns self or nil for chaining comparisons. I'd like for this to be included in Ruby 2.1.0.

https://github.com/ruby/ruby/pull/452.patch


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