NEWS for Ruby 2.1.0

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.

Changes since the 2.0.0 release

Language changes

Core classes updates (outstanding ones only)

Core classes compatibility issues (excluding feature bug fixes)


* If invalid: :replace is specified for String#encode, replace
  invalid byte sequence even if the destination encoding equals to
  the source encoding.

Stdlib updates (outstanding ones only)

Stdlib compatibility issues (excluding feature bug fixes)

Built-in global variables compatibility issues

C API updates