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Feature #642

__DIR__

Added by trans (Thomas Sawyer) over 11 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Target version:
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[ruby-core:19313]

Description

=begin
There is an snippet of code found in many Ruby scripts, especially testing scripts. It is...

File.dirname(FILE)

For something so common --and something that can not, by its very nature, be put into a reusable method, it is annoying to have to repeatedly calculate the current scripts location. So I respectfully request that a future version of Ruby provide a built-in reference that can used instead:

DIR

This will improve readability, remove the need for extra variables to store this information, and at the very least, save us many a keystroke.
=end


Related issues

Related to Ruby master - Feature #1961: Kernel#__dir__Closedmatz (Yukihiro Matsumoto)08/19/2009Actions

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