Issue #6373 has been updated by Nobuyoshi Nakada.

Description updated

Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
> I can accept `#itself`.  I want to see it isn't conflict with existing methods.

It's hard to imagine other functionality from that name for me.
The best way to tell if it will break something should be implementing it before previews, IMHO.

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Feature #6373: public #self
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6373#change-48102

* Author: Thomas Sawyer
* Status: Feedback
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: Yukihiro Matsumoto
* Category: core
* Target version: next minor
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This was recently suggested to me as an extension:

~~~ruby
class Object
  # An identity method that provides access to an object's 'self'.
  #
  # Example:
  #   [1,2,3,4,5,1,2,2,3].group_by(&:identity)
  #   #=> {1=>[1, 1], 2=>[2, 2, 2], 3=>[3, 3], 4=>[4], 5=>[5]}
  #
  def identity
    self
  end
end
~~~

First, is such a method commonly useful enough to warrant existence?

Second, it makes me wonder if #self should be a public method in general.


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