We are releasing the first patch release of the 1.4 series.
In this patch release we included 5 PRs since the 1.4.0 release by 4 contributors. We thank all the effort put into improving the language! ❤️
Prior to 1.4.0, the following code will raise at runtime an illegal access error:
module M @a = 'a' end class A @a = 'b' end class B < A include M @c = true end
As a quick workaround, in 1.4.0 we disabled the possibility to define an instance variable in a class and an included module. The same code will then throw an error at compile time:
Error: instance variable 'a' of B is already defined in A.
However, as it turned out, in some cases it was possible to define the same instance variable in a class and in an including module: if
B above weren’t defining its own instance variable (
@c), then that code runs fine in Crystal 1.3.2. In #11995 this was fixed for good, and now instance variables having compatible types are allowed to be defined in a class and an including module.
For more details of this and other bug fixes included in this release, please visit the changelog.
We have been able to do all of this thanks to the continued support of 84codes, Nikola Motor Company and every other sponsor. To maintain and increase the development pace, donations and sponsorships are essential. OpenCollective is available for that. Reach out to email@example.com if you’d like to become a direct sponsor or find other ways to support Crystal. We thank you in advance!