Difference between ruby1.8.6 and 1.8.7

Hi
I am using ruby1.8.6 for development in fedora12 since in yum
repository the latest is that. Is there any problem if continuing with
that and later migrating to 1.8.7 .Is there any big difference between
them? Please share your thoughts

Thanks
Tom

Hi Tom,

From what I know, Rails 3 won’t work with Ruby 1.8.6. There’s a fix in
Ruby 1.8.7 they count on.

Aleksey

Quoting Tom M. [email protected]:

Hi
I am using ruby1.8.6 for development in fedora12 since in yum
repository the latest is that. Is there any problem if continuing with
that and later migrating to 1.8.7 .Is there any big difference between
them? Please share your thoughts

Ruby 1.8.7 breaks assert2’s Ruby parsing, the conditions still pass or
fail
properly, but the display of all the intermediate values does not
happen.
Still useful for testing, but no help debugging. Effectively negates
the
advantage of assert2 over the regular assert.

I intend to move to Ruby 1.9 and Rails3 as soon as they both become
stable, so
I’m not ripping all the assert2 out, but it is a nuisance til then.

Jeffrey

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