Here is a summary of ruby-dev mailing list. [ruby-dev:28087] test(?-, file1, file2) Akira Tanaka asked what is correct behavior of test(?-, file1, file2). According to the online manual, this method checks whether file1 is a hard link to file2. But in fact it returns true when file1 is a symbolic link to file2. Nakada answered the current specification of the behavior should be kept since it is the same as that of "test -ef". [ruby-dev:28095] ruby 1.8.4 preview3 [ruby-dev:28118] ruby 1.8.4 released Matz announsed third preview version of ruby-1.8.4 in [ruby-dev:28095], ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.4-preview3.tar.gz 1ba94874e1a253d3f1373533553080ae and then released ruby-1.8.4 a few days after. ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/ruby-1.8.4.tar.gz bd8c2e593e1fa4b01fd98eaf016329bb [ruby-dev:28109] Kernel#fail Shyouhei Urabe proposed that Kernel#fail should be abolished. However, some people use it instead of raise. One of the reason is that they want to use a method name "raise" in their library. [ruby-dev:26743] zsuper in a method with optional arg Hiroshi Nakamura found that behavior of "super" in ruby-1.8 is different from ruby-1.9 when "initialize" of a sub-class is called without optional parameters. class Base def initialize(p1, p2 = 1) p [p1, p2] end end class Derived < Base def initialize(p1, p2 = 2) super end end The behavior of ruby-1.9 is close to that in Matz's mind. However, he decided to fix the behavior of ruby-1.9 from the results of a discussion relating to [ruby-dev:23973]. [ruby-dev:28107] Process.exec Minero Aoki suggested a new method "Process.exec" and posted a patch that implements "exec", since Process has "fork" but doesn't have "exec". His patch has been merged. [ruby-dev:28127] Intel C++ Compiler and HP aC++/ANSI on IA64 Akira Tanaka posted a patch so that we can build ruby-1.9 using Intel C++ Compiler with the option -O0 and can run it on IA64. He then wrote that he successfully built using HP aC++/ANSI C, but 'make test-all' didn't work well. His patch was merged to ruby-1.9.
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