On Nov 14, 2007 7:38 AM, Joel VanderWerf <vjoel / path.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Jonas Pfenniger wrote:
> > Another "invoke_method" idea is "dispatch", which respects the idea of
> > message passing.
>
> I like that.
>
> It avoids the grammatical quirk that has been pointed out in the
> following case:
>
> receiver.send :message
>
> The receiver is grammatically the subject of this sentence, but,
> semantically, the receiver is not sending the message.
>
> The following makes it clear that receiver is dispatching the message
> and not sending the message:
>
> receiver.dispatch :message

I like it also.  I guess dispatch! would be better if it is supposed
to access to private methods.

I would like to see Matz commenting in this 60+ emails thread.