Florian Gross wrote:
> 
> This is by design. The destructive forms of built-in methods usually 
> return nil when they do nothing.

Yup, my bad.  I know (really!) that this is by design, but I got myself 
confused while writing such a simple reply.

For me, chaining methods is part of the Ruby way.  Sacrificing the 
ability to easily chain method! calls was a mistake, IMHO.  I still trip 
over this anomoly, and not once have I needed the functionality that 
took its place.

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