Hi,

In message "Re: String not enumerable, what about IO? (was Re: Symbol < String in Ruby > 1.8)"
    on Thu, 19 Oct 2006 20:36:28 +0900, dblack / wobblini.net writes:

|Otherwise -- if lines is an enumerator, rather than some lines -- it
|feels to me like Ruby is taking over too much.  It's as if I'm being
|allowed to say "I want lines from this string", but Ruby knows better:
|I don't *really* want lines, even if I think I do.
|
|That kind of steering away from the semantics of the method names
|makes me uncomfortable.  If I need an enumerator, I want the language
|to give me a way to ask for one clearly; and if I ask for "things", I
|want the things.

Hmm, maybe the name Enumerator does not make you feel like it's a
collection.  What if Enumerator is renamed to some other name, for
example, DelayedCollection or something?

							matz.