On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 03:37:45 +0900, you wrote:

>> i just need the variable to 'not exist' however it's thought about (by
>> me or others :) isn't a concern.

>Why is this?

i refer to my earlier message about a blackbox approach...

for my own purposes, and those of anybody looking at the code, if they
can count on the variable not existing (after being 'undefined')
that's all that matters.

when i'm past the relative newbie stage and start digging into the
internals of ruby, i will want to know the 'why'.