Fixnum: freeze status on ruby 2.0.0 rc2

Hi,
I’m trying the last version of ruby (2.0 rc2) and I have an unexpected
behavior into a project. During test with rspec an error appair and I
would understand if the problem is caused by my code or a different
behavior of ruby 2.0.
The problem is about Fixnum object: in the ruby 1.9.3 a new created
Fixnum object is not freeze but in ruby 2.0 rc2 seem to be freeze.
prove it is simple, open irb, create a fixnum object (eg. n=12345) and
call frozen? method, here are the results (I’m using rvm to manage
rubies):
ruby 1.9.3 (ruby 1.9.3p385 (2013-02-06 revision 39114) [x86_64-linux])
1.9.3-p385 :001 > n=12345
=> 12345
1.9.3-p385 :002 > n.class
=> Fixnum
1.9.3-p385 :003 > n.frozen?
=> false
1.9.3-p385 :004 >

ruby 2.0 rc2 (ruby 2.0.0dev (2013-02-08 trunk 39161) [x86_64-linux])
2.0.0dev :001 > n=12345
=> 12345
2.0.0dev :002 > n.class
=> Fixnum
2.0.0dev :003 > n.frozen?
=> true
2.0.0dev :004 >

can anyone clarify this?

Enrico

Begin forwarded message:

Indeed, Fixnums (and Bignums) are now frozen in 2.0.0, see
http://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/3222

I added that to the incompatibility list in the NEWS (r39340).

It makes sense. A Fixnum is immutable, so it can be considered “frozen”.

There is an entry for this in the Ruby changelog:
https://github.com/ruby/ruby/blob/trunk/ChangeLog#L8266

On Feb 20, 2013, at 10:24 , Bartosz Dziewoński [email protected]
wrote:

It makes sense. A Fixnum is immutable, so it can be considered “frozen”.

There is an entry for this in the Ruby changelog:
https://github.com/ruby/ruby/blob/trunk/ChangeLog#L8266

https://github.com/ruby/ruby/commit/f3e5f2cd758f5013685d997ffd9efdcceccd449f

(2013/02/21 3:13), Marc-Andre L. wrote:

I added that to the incompatibility list in the NEWS (r39340).

Thank you. I forgot to add NEWS…

Many thanks to all,
I had lost these news for ruby 2.0