Hi,

At Tue, 17 Jun 2008 12:00:39 +0900,
Urabe Shyouhei wrote in [ruby-core:17287]:
> Vladimir Sizikov wrote:
> > I"m trying to understand why it was needed, and was it really needed
> > that bad to add to 1.8.6 series?
> 
> It was introduced to fix ruby-bugs #19377
> http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&group_id=426&atid=1698&aid=19377

The point is, such internally called methods should be public
or can be private.  I thought `internally' means that the
visibility is not important, because they were actually ignored
at the calls.  But it might be wrong, especially it seems
problematic that global functions can affect them.

-- 
Nobu Nakada