On 29/03/2012, at 8:40 AM, MartinBosslet (Martin Bosslet) wrote:
> Right, good point. OK, then let me rephrase it for explicitly calling =
store.
...
> That way I can check for collisions in one pass without having to call =
has_key? first.

It's a nice thought, but about fifteen years too late - you can't just =
change
fundamental things like this without introducing all sorts of subtle =
bugs into
people's programs. Write a new method (e.g. put(x)) that has the =
behaviour
you want.

Clifford Heath.=