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Bug #13144

prettyprint doesn't detect cycles when wrapped inside Delegators

Added by richardviney (Richard Viney) almost 3 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:
Open
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Target version:
-
[ruby-core:79210]

Description

The line count of the pretty print output for the following class grows factorially with the number of self-referencing SimpleDelegator instances created by the initializer. With an n of 8 the line count of the pretty print output is almost one million! This occurs because the cycle detection in lib/pp.rb doesn't detect the already printed object due to it being wrapped inside a Delegator instance. The same problem occurs with pretty printing cycles wrapped inside WeakRef because it is a subclass of Delegator.

class Foo
def initialize(n)
n.times { |i| instance_variable_set "@a#{i}", SimpleDelegator.new(self) }
end
end

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