On Feb 21, 2005, at 9:09 AM, gabriele renzi wrote:
> Robert Klemme ha scritto:
>
>> I didn't miss this "feature" either.  I suspect that an unfinished
>> transition from Perl to Ruby makes people voice such whishes... :-)
>
> or an unfinished transition to smalltalk/python :)

or an unfinished transition from Javascript

There are a lot of languages where "", 0 and others are treated as 
non-truth values.
I love that Ruby isn't one of them.

...

But I do support the idea of a single, consistent method across many 
classes which points out vapid values.

Hey, how about that for a name?
"".vapid? #=> true

:)