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Bug #5210

Kernel#require documentation is incomplete

Added by agrimm (Andrew Grimm) almost 9 years ago. Updated almost 9 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Target version:
-
ruby -v:
ruby 1.9.1p378 (2010-01-10 revision 26273) [i386-mingw32]
Backport:
[ruby-core:39040]

Description

The documentation for Kernel#require could benefit from additional description.

It does not describe what a return method of false means. Many people initially think that a return value of false means that the require method was unsuccessful. See, for example, http://stackoverflow.com/q/1250329/38765 and http://stackoverflow.com/q/1793693/38765 . So explaining that it merely means that the library has already been loaded would be useful.

Mentioning that a LoadError is raised if unsuccessful would also be nice.

As a side issue, "it's" is used when it should be "its". The former means "it is", while the latter mean "something belonging to it".

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