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Feature #7384

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Rename #each_with_object to #each_with

Added by trans (Thomas Sawyer) about 9 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

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Normal
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Target version:
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[ruby-core:49519]

Description

I propose that #each_with_object be renamed to #each_with, for the following reasons:

  1. The original name is too long. When general purpose methods have long names it tends to deter developers from using them even when they are a good fit to the use case.

  2. The last word, "object", is completely redundant. All methods that take an argument could say the same thing. e.g. Array#push is not named #push_object though that is obviously what it means.

  3. The change need not effect backward compatibility b/c #each_with_object can remain an alias of #each_with for as long as deemed necessary.


Related issues

Related to Ruby master - Feature #6687: Enumerable#withOpenActions
Related to Ruby master - Feature #7340: 'each_with' or 'into' alias for 'each_with_object'OpenActions
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