Feature #427

FileTest return values

Added by Anonymous about 7 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

[ruby-core:18248]
Status:Rejected
Priority:Normal
Assignee:Yukihiro Matsumoto

Description

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It would be more convenient if FileTest.directory? and FileTest.file? and perhaps some other FileTest methods returned the receiver if true, rather than just true value. That would allow the test to be used with assignments. E.g.

dir = FileTest.directory?('/home')

instead of

dir = '/home' if FileTest.directory?('/home')

The change is backward compatible. However, it would effect Pathname, which may need to be adjusted to take this into account properly.
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History

#1 Updated by Koichi Sasada almost 7 years ago

  • Assignee set to Yukihiro Matsumoto

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#2 Updated by Yukihiro Matsumoto almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Rejected

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this is short, but unintuitive, I think.
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