On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 10:00:10PM +0900, Dave Thomas wrote:
> 
> The difference between Perl and Ruby here is that Ruby does not
> support autovivification, 

Are there reasons making this impossible or did nobody really
implement it?

ts mentioned the following thread:
  http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/13402

The only hindrance I found in there is that you cannot really
distinguish in ruby wether an array or a hash should be created. 

But this could be solved by an educated guess: If an object of a
subclass of Integer is used, create an array, otherwise a hash. Maybe
you have to handle Ranges or a pair of Integers similar to an Integer.
If you want to create a hash using integers as keys (how often do you
do this?), you have to create it explicitly.

Or am I missing something? 

-- 
marko schulz

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