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RuboCop 0.8.0 Is Out, Support for JRuby and Rubinius Is In!

RuboCop 0.8.0 is out!

While the version bump is minor, this release represents an almost total rewrite of the code. We’ve moved away from MRI’s Ripper parser and ported RuboCop to Peter Zotov’s fantastic Parser.

What does this mean for users of RuboCop? It means that now both Rubinius and JRuby are supported (in 1.9 and 2.0 modes). I’d say this is kind of a big deal! The support for the them should be considered beta at this point, since they have not yet received extensive field testing.

And what does the change mean for developers? It’s now a lot easier to comprehend RuboCop’s source code, lowering the bar for contributions immensely.

What’s coming down the road for 0.9.0? We have two big changes planned – providing an auto-fix functionality(meaning RuboCop will be able to fix on its own some of the problems detected) and providing more precise diagnostic messages(a-la clang).

The changelog for 0.8.0 is available here.

Stay tuned for more!

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