Descendants vs Subclasses in Ruby

Descendants has been a part of Rails ActiveSupport::DescendantsTracker for quite a while. However, Class#subsclasses is recently introduced in Ruby 3.1


descendants is available in Rails.

subsclasses is native ruby method and is available in ruby 3.1

# available in rails
  => [ChildA, GrandChildA, ChildB]

# available in ruby
  => [ChildA, ChildB]

Notice: descendants return all the child classes and subclasses only returns child classes directly associated to parent class.

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