Issue #9999 has been updated by Pankaj Doharey.


> ~~~ruby
> def connect(r -> Stream, c -> Client) ->  Fiber
> def connect(Stream r, Client c) -> Fiber # quite sure this will make some reduce problems in the grammar
> ~~~

I think the proposed stabby Lambda syntax for typing is confusing, cause collisions and not very cool.
Possibly we could use something like the following.

> ~~~ruby
> def connect(r |> Stream, c |> Client) ->  Fiber
> def connect(Stream r, Client c) -> Fiber # quite sure this will make some reduce problems in the grammar
> ~~~


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Feature #9999: Type Annotations
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/9999#change-50448

* Author: Davide D'Agostino
* Status: Assigned
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: Yukihiro Matsumoto
* Category: 
* Target version: 
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Hi all,

I know @matz is interested in introducing **type annotations** in ruby. More here: https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/5583

I think it's time for ruby to get this.

Before working on a patch I would like to know:

1. Syntax of methods signatures
2. Syntax of variables guards (?)
3. Implementation

For point **1** I was thinking in some like:

~~~ruby
def connect(r -> Stream, c -> Client) ->  Fiber
def connect(Stream r, Client c) -> Fiber # quite sure this will make some reduce problems in the grammar
~~~

Before making a proposal consider: keyword arguments and default value collisions.

Then for point **2** I'm not sure if we want also check assignments but as before a syntax could be:

~~~ruby
r: Client = something # will throw an exception if something is not kind of Client
~~~

Finally, **implementation**. Do we want some in python style and then leave the programmer/library for the implementation **or** (and I'm for this) we want MRI do that, if so how?

Cheers!
DD

p.s. Sorry if this issue was already discussed but I didn't find anything except the link posted.



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