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Feature #8088

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Method#parameters (and friends) should provide useful information about core methods

Added by headius (Charles Nutter) over 8 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

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Target version:
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[ruby-core:53386]

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I was wiring up #parameters to work for native methods today when I realized MRI doesn't give very good information about variable-arity native methods:

ext-jruby-local ~/projects/jruby $ ruby2.0.0 -e "p ''.method(:gsub).to_proc.parameters"
:rest

ext-jruby-local ~/projects/jruby $ jruby -e "p ''.method(:gsub).to_proc.parameters"
:req], [:opt

I think MRI should present the same as JRuby here; gsub is obviously not a rest-arg method and you can't call it with less than 1 or more than 2 arguments. JRuby's presenting the right output here.

I'm probably going to have to change JRuby to do the less-helpful version so we're compliant and tests pass, but I think the specification of #parameters should be that it presents the JRuby version about rather than the MRI version.

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