@@ -422,24 +422,6 @@ NOTE: Defined in `active_support/core_ext/object/with_options.rb`.
Active Support provides several methods to ease access to instance variables.
-Ruby 1.8 and 1.9 have a method called `instance_variables` that returns the names of the defined instance variables. But they behave differently, in 1.8 it returns strings whereas in 1.9 it returns symbols. Active Support defines `instance_variable_names` as a portable way to obtain them as strings: