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Bug #13102

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Confusing method name: Set#delete?

Added by kaikuchn (Kai Kuchenbecker) over 5 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
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Target version:
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[ruby-core:78970]

Description

Greetings,

a colleague of mine who recently started to learn Ruby managed to greatly confuse me today when he used Set#delete? which he claimed would delete an item from a set.
Reading the documentation I suspect the method was meant to be named delete! as it behaves similiar to Array#uniq! and such methods.

If this is not a mistake, I'd still suggest to change the method name since I think it is very surprising for a method ending in a question mark to have a side effect.

Best regards,
Kai

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