Bug #1145


IRB adds trailing quote to wtring methods when performing auto-completion

Added by gtoast (C I) almost 14 years ago. Updated about 10 years ago.

Target version:
ruby -v:
ruby 1.8.7 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 72) [powerpc-darwin8]


IRB adds a trailing quote to some method names when performing an autocompletion. IRB does this for single quote and double quote string literals.
Not all methods are effected (for example '.delete' is fine) but at least the following are: .length, .size, .inspect, .to_i

Steps to replicate:

  1. Enable autocompletion by adding the following line to your ~/.irbrc:
    require 'irb/completion'

  2. Type any string literal, a period, and the characters 'len' to indicate the 'length' method

  3. Press tab

To illustrate:
power-mac-g4:~ $ irb
irb(main):001:0> 'test'.len
irb(main):001:0> 'test'.length'

Actions #1

Updated by shyouhei (Shyouhei Urabe) about 12 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Sorry, can someone tell me if this still happens?

Actions #2

Updated by adrianomitre (Adriano Mitre) almost 12 years ago

Yes, unfortunately it still happens.

Except for JRuby, all the following "rubies" have this defect:

  • ruby-1.9.2-p136 [ x86_64 ]
  • rbx-1.2.0-20101221 [ ]
  • ree-1.8.7-2010.02 [ x86_64 ]
  • ruby-1.8.7-p330 [ x86_64 ]
  • jruby-1.5.6 [ amd64-java ]

My system:

  • Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic)
    $ uname -a
    Linux adriano-desktop 2.6.31-22-server #70-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 2 00:00:57
    UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Updated by naruse (Yui NARUSE) over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Assigned
  • Assignee set to keiju (Keiju Ishitsuka)

Updated by nahi (Hiroshi Nakamura) over 11 years ago

  • Target version set to 1.9.3
Actions #5

Updated by keiju (Keiju Ishitsuka) over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

This issue was solved with changeset r32295.
C, thank you for reporting this issue.
Your contribution to Ruby is greatly appreciated.
May Ruby be with you.

  • lib/irb/completion.rb: complate correctry string literal. fix [Bug #1145].

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