Hi,

On 14.1.2005, at 12:16, Robert Klemme wrote:
> def silly_example(str.to_str, count.to_int)
>   # str and count are converted like in the example above
>   s = ""
>   count.times { s << str }
>   s
> end

Not to argue against possible syntatic sugar, but you can already do 
this in the method signature:

def silly_example(ostr, ocount, str=ostr.to_str, count=ocount.to_int)