Issue #9123 has been updated by alexeymuranov (Alexey Muranov).


BertramScharpf (Bertram Scharpf) wrote:

> The opposite of "zero?" is not "nonzero?" but "notzero?". If the method's
> name was "notzero?", one could call it an inconsistency. "nonzero?" is
> not a yes-no-question.

"Nonzero" is an adjective, opposite of the adjective "zero".  "Not zero" is the negation of "zero", so essentially the same thing as "nonzero", but not a single word.
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Feature #9123: Make Numeric#nonzero? behavior consistent with Numeric#zero?
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/9123#change-43053

Author: sferik (Erik Michaels-Ober)
Status: Open
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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