Issue #13983 has been updated by matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto).


Agreed.

Matz.


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Feature #13983: Rational and Complex should be frozen
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/13983#change-67345

* Author: Eregon (Benoit Daloze)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
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Since they basically are value types.
They also do not support #dup currently:

    > 1r.dup
    TypeError: can't copy Rational
    from `initialize_copy'

    > 1i.dup
    TypeError: can't copy Complex
    from `initialize_copy'

Changing their value can only be considered a semantic bug.

So, let's follow true/false/nil/Integer/Float and friends?

Not sure what #6538 was about but I think Marshal can just freeze after setting the values.
It's slightly incompatible if people do rational.instance_variable_set(:@foo, 1) or so,
but no more than on other now-frozen Numeric types and this kind of code seems highly undesirable.



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