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Feature #11032

Add a warning for misspelling "def intialize"

Added by shevegen (Robert A. Heiler) over 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Target version:
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[ruby-core:<unknown>]

Description

Hi guys,

When I was younger, in a class, I wrote this:

"def intialize(some_argument_here)"

This lead to an error because it should have been:

"def initialize(some_argument_here)"

My proposal is simple:

Add a warning for an error like this. :)

(a) If there is no method called "initialize"
(b) but there is a message called "intialize",
in a given class, add a notification such as:

"warning: intialize might be misspelled, perhaps you meant initialize"

Reasoning: Perhaps other people out there also sometimes misspell
initialize, so that might make it a bit faster for them to
detect this error.


Related issues

Related to Ruby trunk - Feature #11252: Integrated "did_you_mean" gem to ruby-coreClosed

History

#1 Updated by jeremyevans0 (Jeremy Evans) over 3 years ago

What if I misspelled it "initailize"? Or "initalize"? Or any other of the numerous different ways to misspell it?

#2 Updated by phluid61 (Matthew Kerwin) over 3 years ago

Jeremy Evans wrote:

What if I misspelled it "initailize"? Or "initalize"? Or any other of the numerous different ways to misspell it?

Or "initialise"? Which I do with some regularity.

My solution: unit testing.

#3 Updated by duerst (Martin Dürst) about 3 years ago

  • Related to Feature #11252: Integrated "did_you_mean" gem to ruby-core added

#4 [ruby-core:69630] Updated by duerst (Martin Dürst) about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

This issue can be closed because this will be covered by #11252 in a much more general way.

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