Issue #11736 has been updated by dylan pulliam.

File 0001-Improve-documentation-on-Float-Arg.patch added
ruby -v set to ruby 2.1.5p273

I have prepared a patch for this. Let me know what you think.

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Bug #11736: Float(arg) not consistent with documentation
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/11736#change-56938

* Author: Brian Wheeler
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: Zachary Scott
* ruby -v: ruby 2.1.5p273
* Backport: 2.0.0: UNKNOWN, 2.1: UNKNOWN, 2.2: UNKNOWN
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Float(arg) вк float
Returns arg converted to a float. Numeric types are converted directly, the rest are converted using arg.to_f. Converting nil generates a TypeError.

Strings are NOT converted using arg.to_f

~~~
'123_INVALID'.to_f 
# => 123.0
~~~

~~~
Float('123_INVALID') 
# => ArgumentError
~~~

This could be fixed by changing object.c like so: 

~~~
-       return DBL2NUM(rb_str_to_dbl(val, TRUE));
+       return DBL2NUM(rb_str_to_dbl(val, FALSE));
~~~

But it appears that this is desired behavior as there are many specs to ensure this strict validity checking. Please update the documentation to reflect this.

Thanks,

Brian


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0001-Improve-documentation-on-Float-Arg.patch (1.25 KB)


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