Calamitas <calamitates / gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
>
> This surprised me today:
>
>  irb(main):014:0> 2.times { puts "hello".object_id }
>  -606413918
>  -606413938
>  => 2
>  irb(main):015:0> 2.times { puts /hello/.object_id }
>  -606420168
>  -606420168
>  => 2
>
> The regexp could be compiled once while parsing and a new Regexp
> object could be created on each execution with a speed hit comparable
> to string literals (which I suppose is acceptable.)

I don't see the inconsistency.  Regexps are immutable anyway, so this
optimization is useful.  You probably wanted Regexp.new("hello")?

> Peter
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