On Jun 5, 2004, at 19:24, Sean O'Dell wrote:

> No, it IS my problem.  My code quietly does some really undesired 
> things when
> non-hash-like objects get to this one point in code.  I hate this 
> attitude
> about typing.  I know you mean well, and it's been talked out to 
> death, but I
> don't buy the whole thing about "if it has the methods, it must be 
> fine."
> It's clearly NOT fine.  If an array or a string, both which have the []
> methods I need, get to this one place, I drop a whole branch of data 
> being
> passed around.

Then you need to test to make sure your parameter is a Hash. Duck 
typing isn't applicable, as your code is coupled to the behavior of a 
particular class.

Cheers

Dave