djberg96 / hotmail.com (Daniel Berger) wrote in message news:<6e613a32.0408161653.733b5b96 / posting.google.com>...
> RCR 138 can be found at http://rcrchive.net/rcr/RCR/RCR138
> 
> This seems like a nifty thing to have in 1.8.2.  Any thoughts?

that would be wonderful, please resubmit the rcr and I'll run to vote it. 
BTW you may wish to modify the return values of public/privatre/protected so that 

memoize \
private \
synchronized def foo
 ...
end

is the same that 
private\
memoize\
synchronized def foo
 ..
end