On Nov 10, 10:55 am, "David A. Black" <dbl... / rubypal.com> wrote:
> Hi --
>
> I know that a 1.9 feature-freeze is coming soon, but I just wanted to
> put in a last-minute plea for some method name changes or removals.
>
> "invoke_method" is one. I always take the trouble to explain to people
> learning Ruby that sending a message and executing a method are not
> same thing (even though they often happen together). "send" makes
> sense: we're sending the object a message, explicitly. "invoke_method"
> does not make sense. We're not invoking a method; we're sending a
> message. The object then does something with the method.

But is this distiction usable in nay way? Whe do they not coccur
together. I'm just curious. I've heard this before, and while I
basically understand, I don;t see how it plays out in actual Ruby
practice.

Thanks,
T.