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Peter Wagenet

Class Attribute setter method doesn't return set value

Reported by Peter Wagenet | August 6th, 2010 @ 09:05 PM | in 3.1

The setter method for class attributes does not return the value that is set. This means that in cases where you use something like send(:attr=, VAL), the value returned from your send call is not actually VAL. Though I couldn't find any other documentation of this problem, I did run into a place where attribute protection was actually giving me problems that were fixed by this bug. Either way, this seems like a simple and sane fix. The included test helps to explain what the issue is.

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  • rgoytacaz (at gmail)

    rgoytacaz (at gmail) August 11th, 2010 @ 06:53 AM

    • Assigned user set to “Santiago Pastorino”

    I've tested this through 1.8.7 and 1.9.2.

    It seems that the problem and confusion is related to the way the class was created. I don't know if they should behave differently though.

    I've created tests that exposes those differences.

    I can say that they indeed behave differently, although I don't know if its intended.

    Since it has to do with creating a class passing a block to it(thus the difference that makes it return a proc object instead of the evaluation of the method on #send), I don't even know if this applies to rails.

    []'s Rodrigo Dellacqua

  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 08:07 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”
    • Milestone set to 3.1
    • Importance changed from “” to “Low”
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    rails May 3rd, 2011 @ 01:00 AM

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  • rails

    rails May 3rd, 2011 @ 01:00 AM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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