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Feature #10108

Updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada) over 5 years ago

Hello,

We wanted to bring a discussion around the behavior of NameError#name with nested constants. The result can be quite unexpected when we are dealing with them. For instance:

~~~ruby
begin
Math::PHI
rescue NameError => e
e.name # => :PHI
end
~~~

Having Math::PHI seems more expected. Rubinius works the same way as MRI while JRuby will return a symbol with the full path (i.e. `:"Math::PHI"`). :"Math::PHI"). Is there any reason why you are returning only the last part of the missing "path" ? At the very least, there is a documentation problem since `NameError#name`'s NameError#name's documentation states:

~~~
name_error.name -> string or nil
~~~

but it always return a symbol.

Have a nice day !

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