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Ruby 2.7 New Features

Investigating new features in Ruby 2.7.0, released 2019-12-25


Install with RVM

After updating rvm, “ruby-2.7.0” is available for installation. NB: .ruby-version and .ruby-gemset in this folder are setup to isolate an Ruby 2.7 environment.

$ rvm get stable
$ rvm install "ruby-2.7.0"

Syntax Changes

test_syntax_changes.rb tests a few new syntax changes:

  • comments allowed between dotted call chains
  • rescue with mutilple assignment
  • beginless ranges
$ ./test_syntax_changes.rb
4 runs, 10 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors, 0 skips

Enumerables and Collections

test_enumerables.rb tests a few Enumerables and Collections new features:

  • filter_map
  • tally
$ ./test_enumerables.rb
3 runs, 3 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors, 0 skips

Numbered Block Parameters

test_numbered_parameters.rb tests the numbered block parameter new feature:

In block without explicitly specified parameters, variables _1 through _9 can be used to reference parameters.

$ ./test_numbered_parameters.rb
4 runs, 4 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors, 0 skips

test_keyword_args.rb tests Keyword argument-related changes

  • Argument forwarding
$ ./test_keyword_args.rb
2 runs, 6 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors, 0 skips

Pattern matching

test_pattern_matching.rb tests the new and experimental pattern matching feature

$ ./test_pattern_matching.rb
2 runs, 6 assertions, 0 failures, 0 errors, 0 skips

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