Logger#add can never return +false+
The ruby Logger in the stdlib has a discrepancy between the documentation and the source code. The documentation states "=== Return +true+ if successful, +false+ otherwise" (https://github.com/ruby/ruby/blob/trunk/lib/logger.rb#L342-L347). However, there is no code path that allows +false+ to be returned from this method.
The code was originally included in the stdlib by @nahi back in 2003. The documentation was clarified in 2012 by @drbrain to indicate that the method will return +true+ regardless of the success or failure of the method.
My expectation would be for this method to return +false+ if the message was not logged. This code block (https://github.com/ruby/ruby/blob/trunk/lib/logger.rb#L370-L372) would be the logical place in the code to return +false+; in this case the message was not logged successfully.
This affects all version of Ruby.
- lib/logger.rb (#add): Remove incorrect rdoc for return value [Bug #8567] Reported by Tim Pease.
#3 Updated by Zachary Scott over 2 years ago
- Status changed from Assigned to Closed
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