Issue #16251 has been updated by mame (Yusuke Endoh).


I have no idea whether this is a spec or undefined behavior, but the current implementation is actually intentional.

```
def x
  "x"
end

def foo
  eval("x = 1") # foo has no variable named x, so 1 is assigned to a temporal variable
  p eval("x") #=> "x" # there is no variable named x in this scope, so it is regarded as a method call
end
foo

def bar
  eval("x = 1") # foo has a variable named x, so 1 is assigned to the variable
  p eval("x") #=> 1 # foo has a variable named x, so it is regarded as a variable reference
  x = nil
end
bar
```

IMO, you'd better not to depend upon the behavior in any way.

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Bug #16251: Evaluation in binding differs from ruby execution
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/16251#change-82041

* Author: teslur (Tetsushi FUKABORI)
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
* ruby -v: ruby 2.6.2p47 (2019-03-13 revision 67232) [x86_64-darwin18]
* Backport: 2.5: UNKNOWN, 2.6: UNKNOWN
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In specific situation, I found that result of string evaluation in Binding returns different from ruby execution result.

In following sample code, ruby evaluates `method_or_local_var` as method call and returns `"method"`.
However, `binding.eval` evaluates `method_or_local_var` as local variable and returns `nil`.

Here is sample code.
```
def method_or_local_var
  'method'
end

if true
  puts "execute method_or_local_var:"
  p method_or_local_var #=> "method"

  puts "execute method_or_local_var by bind.eval('method_or_local_var'):"
  p binding.eval('method_or_local_var') #=> nil
else
  method_or_local_var = 'local variable'
end
```

and here is results of execute sample code.
```
 ruby sample_code.rb
execute method_or_local_var:
"method"
execute method_or_local_var by bind.eval('method_or_local_var'):
nil
```

I expect evaluation result of `method_or_local_var` in binding to be method, and returns `"method"`.
Is this the expected behavior?



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