`defined?` constant access on `nil` is inconsistent with normal constant access
The fix for https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/11718 to disallow constant access through
nil::CONSTANT) didn't make a corresponding change for
This inconsistency can be seen with the example
nil::Object, which will raise
TypeError, even though
"constant". I believe that
defined?(nil::Object) should behave the same way as checking if a constant is defined on any other non-namespace object (e.g.
defined?(1::Object)), which currently returns
I've opened pull request https://github.com/ruby/ruby/pull/2657 with a fix for this issue.
Updated by dylants (Dylan Thacker-Smith) over 2 years ago
- Status changed from Open to Closed
Applied in changeset git|ac112f2b5dc7e16ccde8f048be80946187a033b0.
Avoid top-level search for nested constant reference from nil in defined?
Fixes [Bug #16332]
Constant access was changed to no longer allow top-level constant access
defined? wasn't changed at the same time to stay
Use a separate defined type to distinguish between a constant
referenced from the current lexical scope and one referenced from