Issue #14573 has been updated by tenderlovemaking (Aaron Patterson).


I guess I can see how this is a behavior change, but these two objects shouldn't `eql?` each other.  It seems like a bug in the `eql?` implementation of the `X` class.  These instances won't deal with hash collisions correctly, so I'm not sure why we'd expect union operator to work too.

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Bug #14573: rb_ary_or doesn't check objects hash when the array contains less than SMALL_ARRAY_LEN
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/14573#change-70985

* Author: Willian (Willian van der Velde)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
* ruby -v: ruby 2.5.0p0 (2017-12-25 revision 61468) [x86_64-darwin17]
* Backport: 2.3: UNKNOWN, 2.4: UNKNOWN, 2.5: UNKNOWN
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Hello,

While debugging a build failure on a 2.5 branch of graphql-ruby (https://github.com/rmosolgo/graphql-ruby/pull/1303) we found out a difference in behavior for the Array's union operator. 

On Ruby 2.5:

~~~ ruby
irb(main):001:0> class X; def initialize(h); @h = h; end; def hash; @h; end; def eql?(o); true; end; end
=> :eql?
irb(main):002:0> a = X.new(1) ; b = X.new(2)
=> #<X:0x00007fe0b00a4130 @h=2>
irb(main):003:0> a.hash
=> 1
irb(main):004:0> b.hash
=> 2
irb(main):005:0> [a] | [b]
=> [#<X:0x00007fe0b00a4158 @h=1>]
~~~

I would expect this union would result in two objects. On Ruby 2.3.6 I do get two objects:

~~~ ruby
irb(main):001:0> class X; def initialize(h); @h = h; end; def hash; @h; end; def eql?(o); true; end; end
=> :eql?
irb(main):002:0> a = X.new(1) ; b = X.new(2)
=> #<X:0x00007f816a80eec0 @h=2>
irb(main):003:0> a.hash
=> 1
irb(main):004:0> b.hash
=> 2
irb(main):005:0> [a] | [b]
=> [#<X:0x00007f816a80eee8 @h=1>, #<X:0x00007f816a80eec0 @h=2>]
~~~

I think this change is related to #13884, and it looks like when small arrays (less than SMALL_ARRAY_LEN) are given the object's hash isn't checked. If a bigger array is given we get a correct union:

~~~ ruby
irb(main):001:0> class X; def initialize(h); @h = h; end; def hash; @h; end; def eql?(o); true; end; end
=> :eql?
irb(main):002:0> a = 20.times.map { |i| X.new(i) }
=> ...
irb(main):003:0> b = 20.times.map { |i| X.new(100 + i) }
=> ...
irb(main):004:0> (a | b).size
=> 40
~~~  

Thanks,

Willian



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