Hi,

In message "Re: RCR 296: Destructive methods return self"
    on Wed, 23 Mar 2005 02:21:11 +0900, Ben Giddings <bg-rubytalk / infofiend.com> writes:

|But it seems to me that what people are really looking for is a way to 
|apply multiple methods to an object without having to retype it's name:
|
|the_config_string_for_foo = $stdin.gets
|the_config_string_for_foo.apply { strip!; downcase! }
|
|This has been proposed a few times, I think.  I can't remember how you 
|(Matz) felt about it.  Is the reason Ruby doesn't have a way to do it 
|because you don't like the idea, or you were hoping for consensus on the 
|exact method of doing it?

I want some syntactical support if cascading method call have to be
introduced, not by a method (except for instance_eval, of course).

							matz.