On Thursday 28 October 2004 09:45 pm, Gavin Kistner wrote:
| On Oct 28, 2004, at 3:42 PM, Aredridel wrote:
| > I went about implementing one the other day, a subclass of BigDecimal,
| > and ran into a snag:  SubclassOfBigdecimal.new always returns a
| > BigDecimal. It doesn't use initialize and alloc or any equivalent,
| > making subclassing next to impossible.
|
| This may be yet another case where the suggested way of implementing
| the class that is 'mostly a BigDecimal' is to wrap BigDecimal
| instances:

I take it that BigDeciaml is techincally immutable then.

Is BigDeciaml an extra lib one has to install? ri seems to know nothing about 
it, etc. etc.

Thanks,
T.