Forum: Ruby-core "I strongly discourage the use of autoload in any standard libraries" (Re: autoload will be dead)

C4e88907313843cf07f6d85ba8162120?d=identicon&s=25 ko1 (Koichi Sasada) (Guest)
on 2013-02-17 07:25
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Issue #5653 has been updated by ko1 (Koichi Sasada).

Target version changed from 2.0.0 to 2.1.0

time up. 2.0.0 was fixed.
Matz, could you consider it on 2.1.0?
Or please reject it.

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Feature #5653: "I strongly discourage the use of autoload in any
standard libraries" (Re: autoload will be dead)
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/5653#change-36398

Author: matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto)
Status: Assigned
Priority: Normal
Assignee: matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto)
Category: lib
Target version: 2.1.0


 Hi,

 Today, I talked with NaHi about enhancing const_missing to enable
 autoload-like feature with nested modules.  But autoload itself has
 fundamental flaw under multi-thread environment.  I should have remove
 autoload when I added threads to the language (threads came a few
 months after autoload).

 So I hereby declare the future deprecation of autoload.  Ruby will
 keep autoload for a while, since 2.0 should keep compatibility to 1.9.
 But you don't expect it will survive further future, e.g. 3.0.

 I strongly discourage the use of autoload in any standard libraries.

               matz.
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