Issue #13872 has been reported by segiddins (Samuel Giddins).

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Bug #13872: Duplicate assignment no longer silences "assigned but unused variable" warning
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/13872

* Author: segiddins (Samuel Giddins)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
* ruby -v: ruby 2.5.0dev (2017-09-04 trunk 59742) [x86_64-darwin16]
* Backport: 2.2: UNKNOWN, 2.3: UNKNOWN, 2.4: UNKNOWN
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On ruby 2.4.1:

`ruby -W -e 'def a; var = var = "foo"; end'`

prints no warning

On ruby 2.5.0dev (2017-09-04 trunk 59742) [x86_64-darwin16]

`ruby -W -e 'def a; var = var = "foo"; end'`

prints warning `-e:1: warning: assigned but unused variable - var`

This feature was useful when the local binding would be passed to another scope (like to ERB), and those variables were only accessed via the binding



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