Issue #7361 has been updated by Shyouhei Urabe.


We don't always blindly import broken designs; for instance Ruby do not have creat(2) equivalent method.  "Everybody knows it" is (definitely a good property but) not enough.

When it comes to touch, there already is FileUtils.touch so your urgent needs are already satisfied I believe.  Here on Pathname let us consider a clearer design.

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Feature #7361: Adding Pathname#touch
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/7361#change-59698

* Author: Alexander E. Fischer
* Status: Rejected
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: Akira Tanaka
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Pathname has an #mkdir method to create a directory at the path, but does not have a #touch method to create an empty file at that path.

There were numerous cases where I had to fallback to using

new_file = Pathname.new('location/for/new/file')
FileUtils.touch(new_file)

instead of simply being able to use:

new_file.touch

I would like to add this method. If you like it, let me know. I will provide a patch then.



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