Feature #15915


`@1` cannot be achieved in meta-programming

Added by znz (Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA) almost 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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I cannot think of any way to get @1 in meta-programming, so it is hard to inspect it in a debugger.

% ruby -e 'proc{@1;binding.local_variable_get("@1")}.call(1)'
Traceback (most recent call last):
	2: from -e:1:in `<main>'
	1: from -e:1:in `block in <main>'
-e:1:in `local_variable_get': wrong local variable name `@1' for #<Binding:0x00007f952401e490> (NameError)


local_variable_get-for-numparam.patch (3.61 KB) local_variable_get-for-numparam.patch mame (Yusuke Endoh), 08/23/2019 04:40 AM

Updated by sawa (Tsuyoshi Sawada) almost 3 years ago

What is the use case? And how do you want it to be made possible?

Updated by mame (Yusuke Endoh) almost 3 years ago

What is the use case?

OP says a debugger. The motivation looks reasonable to me.

And how do you want it to be made possible?

I think it would be technically possible.

If this ticket is accepted, Binding#local_variables should include numbered parameters. It might be good to allow a symbol like :@1.

(I'm negative against numbered parameters themselves, though.)

Updated by hanachin (Seiei Miyagi) almost 3 years ago

When I debug a proc which use the numbered parameters, I can not inspect the numbered parameters.
Because irb use Binding to evaluate input but the numbered parameters can not get from binding.

square = -> {
  @1 * @1
% ruby foo.rb

From: foo.rb @ line 2 :

    1: square = -> {
 => 2:   binding.irb
    3:   @1 * @1
    4: }
    5: square[rand(100)]

irb(main):001:0> @1
Traceback (most recent call last):
        3: from foo.rb:5:in `<main>'
        2: from foo.rb:2:in `block in <main>'
        1: from <internal:prelude>:206:in `irb'
SyntaxError ((irb):1: numbered parameter outside block)

I need to give a name to the numbered parameters to inspect value.
It doesn't make sense.

square = -> {
  v = @1
  @1 * @1
Actions #5

Updated by sawa (Tsuyoshi Sawada) almost 3 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Subject changed from `@1` cannot get from meta-programming to `@1` cannot be achieved in meta-programming

Updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada) almost 3 years ago

I'm negative to add ID_NUMPARAM.
As rb_is_numparam_id is not used, and rb_is_numparam_name can be implemented without rb_symname_type.

Updated by znz (Kazuhiro NISHIYAMA) over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

I think this issue resolved by changing from @1 to _1.


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