Issue #13844 has been updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada).

Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
ruby -v deleted (ruby 2.4.1p111 (2017-03-22 revision 58053) [x86_64-darwin16])
Backport deleted (2.2: UNKNOWN, 2.3: UNKNOWN, 2.4: UNKNOWN)

The behavior was intentional.

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Feature #13844: Toplevel returns should fire ensures
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/13844#change-66349

* Author: headius (Charles Nutter)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
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In the following contexts, a return always fires the ensure that wraps it:

```
[] ~/projects/ruby $ ruby -e 'def foo; return; ensure; p :x; end; foo'
:x

[] ~/projects/ruby $ ruby -e 'def foo; 1.times { begin; return; ensure; p :x; end }; end; foo'
:x
```

However the new 2.4 support for toplevel returns does *not* fire ensures:

```
$ ruby -e 'begin; return; ensure; p :x; end'
<no output>
```

I believe this is inconsistent with how returns work everywhere else (both valid and invalid returns always fire ensure) and it should be changed to match.



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