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Feature #9043

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Add String#f method as shortcut for #freeze

Added by headius (Charles Nutter) almost 8 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

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Open
Priority:
Normal
Target version:
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[ruby-core:57967]

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We have String#b to create a binary-encoded String, and we have the "f" suffix (going away, hopefully) and the "literal".freeze optimization (#8992). I think it would be reasonable to add String#f as a shorter method for producing a frozen string.

If String#f is added the "literal".freeze optimization could be dropped in favor of "literal".f. This would provide something very close to the original "literal"f syntax but in a backward-compatibility-friendly way (class String; alias f freeze; end).

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