Ruby 2.5.0-preview1 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Ruby 2.5.0-preview1.

Ruby 2.5.0-preview1 is the first preview release toward Ruby 2.5.0. It introduces some new features and performance improvements, for example:

New Features

  • Print backtrace and error message in reverse order if STDERR is unchanged and a tty. [Feature #8661] [experimental]

  • Top-level constant look-up is removed. [Feature #11547]

  • rescue/else/ensure are allowed inside do/end blocks. [Feature #12906]

  • yield_self [Feature #6721]

Other notable changes since 2.4

  • Merge Onigmo to 6.1.1. It adds absent operator Note that Ruby 2.4.1 also includes this change.
  • Merge bundler to standard libraries.
  • Merge rubygems-2.6.13.
  • Merge rdoc-6.0.0.beta2. Change lexer IRB based one to Ripper. It much improves the speed of generating document. https://github.com/ruby/rdoc/pull/512 This also includes
    • Fix so many bugs in the last dozen years or so
    • Support new Ruby syntaxes in the last several years
  • Update supported Unicode version to 10.0.0.

See NEWS or commit logs for details.

With those changes, 6162 files changed, 339744 insertions(+), 28699 deletions(-) since Ruby 2.4.0!

Enjoy Ruby 2.5.0-preview1!

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