Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
>
> Behave like analysts, like scientists
> and stop throwing stones to an researching individual.
>

Ruby is a stone.   You are more like small bladder, not researching analyst.

> but he uses the term "metaclass" in source-code:

the_class_class_is_the_class_of_all_classes  is surely a meta_class

I use little variables like 'id' and 'it',
and sometimes big variables too
like 'constantinople' and 'timbuktu'

>
> Fact is: the "exclusive class" of an ruby object is not a "metaclass".

a meta-banana is a changed banana, a transformational banana, a banana 
standing behind a banana, a temporal banana, an alternating banana, a 
trancendental banana, a higher banana state, or something related to a 
banana.   Facts and meta facts can be infinitely wrapped in many layers 
around a banana into russian doll bananas.

> An language future, which is not accessible via the standard object
> mechanisms is not a part of its object model. It's an implementation
> detail.

correction - "A feature"...not "an future".
Neither C nor C++ have a stack nor a meta-stack.

> Mr. Matsumoto should have either:

Error:  "should" implies some as yet undefined shared morality or as yet 
undefined common goal.
Logo has turtle graphics, therefore Ruby "ought" to have turtle graphics? 
(or did I miss it)

> it does not behave publically like herd of savages in
> the middle ages.

A frightening thought.  I suspect most who are in their savage middle ages 
and of sound mind do not seek out parental-child relationships with language 
designers.   I've "savagedly" satired that you really ought to have that LD 
abuse co-dependency complex thing checked out.   It cannot be healthy nor 
very happy for you.

Ruby is fun.   Ruby is not official national socialist workers party 
language.   Ruby will not make trains run on time.  Ruby will not turn 
savages into sheep.   Maybe cartoon foxes or star monkeys but not sheep.


> But...
>
> ....possibly I'm wrong.
>
> And all this was just a missunderstanding.

It really was all a dream.  You really don't own a bed and breakfast in 
Vermont.

> My subconscious has signaled yesterday that this was my last public
> analysis.
>
> I've not expected this would take so many years.
>
> I'm happy.

Me too.

> Have a good time.

Ruby is fun.

--
J. Lambert