Mathieu Bouchard <matju / sympatico.ca> writes:

>   Smalltalk:   x chop;    strip.
>   Ruby (no equivalent)
>
> In the last version, x is only mentioned once, and the return value of
> chop is discarded. I think it could be nice to have something like that in
> Ruby.

Perhaps:

  x.instance_eval{chop!; strip!}

Alias to taste.  Locals can get in the way for most method names,
though.