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= NEWS
This document is a list of user visible feature changes made between
releases except for bug fixes.
Note that each entry is kept so brief that no reason behind or
reference information is supplied with. For a full list of changes
with all sufficient information, see the ChangeLog file.
== Changes since the 1.9.1 release
=== Library updates (outstanding ones only)
* builtin classes
* Array
* new method:
* Array#sort_by!
* Dir
* new method:
* Dir.home
* Enumerator
* extended methods:
* #with_index accepts an optional argument that specifies the
index number to start with, defaulted to 0.
* incompatible changes:
* #rewind now calls the "rewind" method of the enclosed object
if defined.
* IO
* new method:
* IO#fdatasync
* extended methods:
* IO.pipe can take a block.
* new modules:
* IO::WaitReadable
* IO::WaitWritable
They are used to extend non-blocking exceptions.
* Process
* extended methods:
* Process.spawn accepts [:child, FD] for a redirect target.
* String
* extended methods:
* string[regexp, name] is supported for named capture.
* Time
* extended feature:
* time_t restriction is removed to represent before 1901 and after 2038.
Proleptic Gregorian calendar is used for old dates.
* Time.new have optional arguments to specify date with time offset.
* Time#getlocal, Time#localtime have optional time offset argument.
* new method:
* Time#to_r
* incompatible changes:
* The year argument of Time.{utc,gm,local,mktime} is now interpreted as
the value itself. For example, Time.utc(99) means the year 99 AD,
not 1999 AD.
* Kernel
* extended methods:
* respond_to? can be used to detect methods not implemented.
For example, Process.respond_to?(:fork) returns false on Windows.
* rss
* 0.2.4 -> 0.2.7.
* RSS::Maker.make
* raise an exception not returns nil for invalid feed making.
* requires block.
* RSS::Maker.[]
* new method to return maker class.
* RSS::Maker.supported?(version)
* new method to check whether given version is supported.
* RSS::Maker: item.guid.permanent_link?
* new alias of item.guid.isPermaLink
* RSS::Maker: item.guid.permanent_link=
* new alias of item.guid.isPermaLink=
* REXML
* REXML::Document.entity_expansion_limit=
New method to set the entity expansion limit. By default the limit is
set to 10000. See the following URL for details.
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/23/dos-vulnerability-in-rexml/
* logger
* imported upstream version (logger/1.2.7)
* do not raise an exception even if log writing failed.
* do not raise ShiftingError if an aged file already exists.
(no ShiftingError will be raised from 1.2.7, just warn() instead)
* open3
* new methods:
* Open3.popen2
* Open3.popen2e
* Open3.capture3
* Open3.capture2
* Open3.capture2e
* Open3.pipeline_rw
* Open3.pipeline_r
* Open3.pipeline_w
* Open3.pipeline_start
* Open3.pipeline
* pty
* new method:
* PTY.open
* openssl
* new methods:
* OpenSSL::Buffering#read_nonblock
* OpenSSL::Buffering#write_nonblock
* OpenSSL::SSL::SSLSocket#connect_nonblock
* OpenSSL::SSL::SSLSocket#accept_nonblock
* socket
* incompatible changes:
* Socket#{recvfrom,recvfrom_nonblock,accept,accept_nonblock,sysaccept}
returns a sender address as Addrinfo object instead of a binary sockaddr string.
Addrinfo#to_s returns the old binary sockaddr string.
* BasicSocket#getsockopt returns Socket::Option object instead of a binary string.
Socket::Option#to_s returns the old binary string.
* new class:
* Addrinfo
* Socket::Option
* Socket::AncillaryData
* new methods:
* Socket.ip_address_list
* Socket.tcp
* Socket.tcp_server_loop
* Socket.tcp_server_sockets
* Socket.unix
* Socket.unix_server_loop
* Socket.unix_server_socket
* Socket.accept_loop
* Socket#ipv6only!
* BasicSocket#local_address
* BasicSocket#remote_address
* BasicSocket#connect_address
* BasicSocket#sendmsg
* BasicSocket#sendmsg_nonblock
* BasicSocket#recvmsg
* BasicSocket#recvmsg_nonblock
* BasicSocket#getpeereid
* extended methods:
* Socket.new's 3rd argument is optional now.
* Socket.pair's 3rd argument is optional now.
* Socket.pair and UNIXSocket.pair can take a block.
* BasicSocket#send, UDPSocket#send, Socket.getnameinfo, Socket#bind, and
Socket#{connect,connect_nonblock} accepts an Addrinfo object as sockaddr.
* BasicSocket#getsockopt accepts a Socket::Option object.
* constant names can be accepted as well as constant values.
i.e. Socket.new(:PF_INET, :SOCK_STREAM, 0)
The constant names can be specified without the prefix.
i.e. Socket.new(:INET, :STREAM, 0)
* protocol/address family
* socket type
* socket option protocol level
* socket option name
* shutdown's argument
* pathname
* new methods:
* Pathname#binread
* Pathname#realdirpath
* Pathname#each_child
* Readline
* new methods:
* Readline.set_screen_size
* Readline.get_screen_size
* extended methods:
* Readline.completion_proc= accepts nil.
nil means to use default completion proc.
* time
* incompatible changes:
* Time.parse raises ArgumentError when no date information.
* securerandom
* new methods:
* SecureRandom.urlsafe_base64
* etc
* new methods:
* Etc::Passwd.each
* Etc::Group.each
* zlib
* new methods:
* Zlib::GzipFile#path
=== Compilation options
* --program-prefix and --program-suffix no longer act on the shared object
names nor paths to libraries.
use --with-rubylibprefix='${libruby}/${RUBY_INSTALL_NAME}' and
--with-soname='${RUBY_INSTALL_NAME}' for the same result as Ruby 1.9.1.
=== Compatibility issues (excluding feature bug fixes)
* Enumerator#rewind
* Socket#recvfrom
* Socket#recvfrom_nonblock
* Socket#accept
* Socket#accept_nonblock
* Socket#sysaccept
* BasicSocket#getsockopt
* Time.utc
* Time.gm
* Time.local
* Time.mktime
* Time.parse
* --program-prefix and --program-suffix
See above.
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