On Mar 19, 2005, at 11:49 AM, Florian Gross wrote:

> While you might argue that modifying a String can be faster than 
> constructing a new one based on the old one, I still think that that 
> is not what matz had in mind when adding them. I'm not sure if this 
> truly is how this feature was meant to be used so it's probably best 
> to take this with a grain of salt until matz has clarified the 
> situation.

I like the current behavior and have used it in if statements more than 
once, just to throw another log on the fire...

James Edward Gray II