On Thu, 2 Dec 2004, Joel VanderWerf wrote:

> Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng wrote:
>> On Thu, 2 Dec 2004, Hal Fulton wrote:
>> 
>>> Charles Mills wrote:
>>> 
>>>> On Nov 30, 2004, at 8:15 PM, trans. (T. Onoma) wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Indeed. I like the idea that #inspect produce a string that will 
>>>>> produce an
>>>>> equivalent object when passed through #eval. This already works for 
>>>>> literal
>>>>> forms like Array.
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> like:
>>>> my_instance.inspect #=> "MyClass.new(10,11,12,'ducks')"
>>>> 
>>>> not sure if I like that ;)
>>> 
>>> 
>>> It's an interesting idea, but I wouldn't favor using #inspect
>>> for that.
>> 
>> 
>> I'd like something like this.  It would mean one could marshal data
>> in a readable form,[...]
>
> You don't need pointers. Just use variables.
>
> Check out amarshal on RAA. It handles references, but it's not as pretty as 
> hand-written ruby code.
>

Thank you, I will do.

         Hugh