Hello,
 I am new to discussing here. What about names like to_contents or
to_elements. This looks right to me:
x, y = [1, 2].to_elements;
w, x, y, z = Box.new(['rock', 'umbrella', 'book', 'yam']).to_contents
The latter seems very polymorphic looking and either may be shortened
(first and last two letters (no s)) as to_elnt to_cont.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Rick DeNatale [mailto:rick.denatale / gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 3:25 PM
To: ruby-core / ruby-lang.org
Subject: Re: What about 'splay'?

On 10/11/06, John Gabriele <jmg3000 / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/11/06, dblack / wobblini.net <dblack / wobblini.net> wrote:
> > Hi --
> >
> > With regard to the splat/unarray/values discussion:
> >
> > The word 'splay' occurs to me, as something that sounds sort of like

> > splat, and sort of like array, and connotes spreading something out 
> > or unpackaging something (like, "The contents of the drawer were 
> > splayed out on the table").
> >
> > Anyway, just a thought.
>
> "splay" has a couple of possibly not-so-savory connotations, IMO.

I had the same opinion. Seems to push my mind towards pornographic
connotations.

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