Issue #8543 has been updated by B Kelly.

File please-fix-rb_iseq_load-thank-you.pdf added

Salutations,

Attached is a one-page PDF slide for the Ruby 2.2 feature proposal
developer meeting.  It describes our use case for rb_iseq_load, per:
[ruby-core:63332] [ANN] Request for "slide-show" of your feature proposal


Thank you!

Bill


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Bug #8543: rb_iseq_load
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8543#change-47403

* Author: Alexey Voskov
* Status: Open
* Priority: Low
* Assignee: Koichi Sasada
* Category: YARV
* Target version: current: 2.2.0
* ruby -v: ruby 2.0.0p234 (2013-06-19 revision 41434) [x86_64-darwin11.4.2]
* Backport: 1.9.3: DONTNEED, 2.0.0: REQUIRED
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I noticed an unusual behaviour of undocumented rb_iseq_load function. 
Its work differs in different Ruby versions. I'm trying to protect some Ruby
source code by its conversion to YARV p-code and using the next strategy:
1) Convert code to array
data = RubyVM::InstructionSequence.compile_file('hello.rb').to_a

2) Pass a compiled source to the rb_iseq_load function and evaluate it
iseq = iseq_load.(data)
iseq.eval

Sample programs are supplied in the attachments.
"hello.rb"
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puts "tralivali"
def funct(a,b)
	a**b
end

3.times { |i|
	puts "Hello, world#{funct(2,i)}!"
}
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The differences
Ruby 1.9.3 (ruby 1.9.3p194 (2012-04-20) [i386-mingw32])
Correct work. Output:
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tralivali
Hello, world1!
Hello, world2!
Hello, world4!

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Ruby 2.0.0 (ruby 2.0.0p193 (2013-05-14) [x64-mingw32])
Incorrect work (omits the code inside code blocks). Output
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tralivali

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Attempts of loading bigger programs by means of rb_iseq_load in Ruby 2.0.0 usually ends with a segmentation fault.

Such behaviour also can be reproduced by means of iseq Ruby extension ("for iseq freaks")
https://github.com/wanabe/iseq

P.S. I understand that it is an undocumented feature.

---Files--------------------------------
hello.rb (102 Bytes)
rb_pack.rb (931 Bytes)
iseq-load-test3.rb (210 Bytes)
iseq-load-test3-file.rb (369 Bytes)
please-fix-rb_iseq_load-thank-you.pdf (444 KB)


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