On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 8:36 PM, andrew mcelroy <sophrinix / gmail.com> wrote:

> Why was this change made? Will this behavior be backported to Ruby 1.8?
> I guess reading the change log is pretty important then.

It happened in changeset 23816, no rationale there. And I've seen only
speculation online (it is the tradition, UNIX security, etc.). I don't
know the real motivation.