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# -*- rdoc -*-

= NEWS for Ruby 2.7.0

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 or Redmine
(e.g. <tt>https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/$FEATURE_OR_BUG_NUMBER</tt>)

== Changes since the 2.6.0 release

=== Language changes

* Introduce pattern matching [Feature #14912]

* Method reference operator, <code>.:</code> is introduced as an
  experimental feature.  [Feature #12125] [Feature #13581]

* Proc.new and proc with no block in a method called with a block is warned
  now.

* lambda with no block in a method called with a block errs.

* Non-Symbol keys in a keyword arguments hash was prohibited at 2.6.0, but
  now allowed again.  [Bug #15658]

* Numbered parameter as the default block parameter is introduced as an
  experimental feature.  [Feature #4475]

* A beginless range is experimentally introduced.  It might not be as useful
  as an endless range, but would be good for DSL purpose.

     ary[..3]  # identical to ary[0..3]
     where(sales: ..100)

=== Core classes updates (outstanding ones only)

Enumerable::

  New method::

    * Added Enumerable#tally.  [Feature #11076]

Enumerator::

  New method::

    * Added Enumerator::Yielder#to_proc so that a Yielder object
      can be directly passed to another method as a block
      argument.  [Feature #15618]

Regexp/String::

    * Update Unicode version and Emoji version from 11.0.0 to
      12.0.0.  [Feature #15321]

    * Update Unicode version to 12.1.0, adding support for
      U+32FF SQUARE ERA NAME REIWA.  [Feature #15195]

=== Stdlib updates (outstanding ones only)

CSV::

  * Upgrade to 3.0.9.
    See https://github.com/ruby/csv/blob/master/NEWS.md.

Date::

  * Date.jisx0301, Date#jisx0301, and Date.parse provisionally support the
    new Japanese era as an informal extension, until the new JIS X 0301 is
    issued.  [Feature #15742]

ERB::

  * Prohibit marshaling ERB instance.

Net::IMAP::

  * Add Server Name Indication (SNI) support.  [Feature #15594]

RSS::

  * Upgrade to RSS 0.2.8.
    See https://github.com/ruby/rss/blob/master/NEWS.md.

=== Compatibility issues (excluding feature bug fixes)

=== Stdlib compatibility issues (excluding feature bug fixes)

profile.rb, Profiler__::

  * Removed from standard library. No one maintains it from Ruby 2.0.0.

=== C API updates

=== Implementation improvements

JIT::

  * JIT-ed code is recompiled to less-optimized code when an optimization assumption is invalidated.

  * Method inlining is performed when a method is considered as pure.
    This optimization is still experimental and many methods are NOT considred as pure yet.

  * Default value of +--jit-max-cache+ is changed from 1,000 to 100

  * Default value of +--jit-min-calls+ is changed from 5 to 10,000

GC::

  * New `GC.compact` method for compacting the heap.
    This function compacts live objects in the heap so that fewer pages may
    be used, and the heap may be more CoW friendly. [Feature #15626]

    Details on the algorithm and caveats can be found here:
    https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/15626

=== Miscellaneous changes

* Require compilers to support C99 [Misc #15347]
  * Details of our dialect: https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/projects/ruby-trunk/wiki/C99