On Wed, 4 May 2005, Berger, Daniel wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ara.T.Howard [mailto:Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov]
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 2:45 PM
>> To: ruby-talk ML
>> Subject: [ANN] traits-0.0.0
>>
>>
>>
>> URLS
>>
>>    http://raa.ruby-lang.org/search.rhtml?search=traits
>>    http://codeforpeople.com/lib/ruby/traits
>>
>> ABOUT
>>
>>    traits.rb aims to be a better set of attr_* methods and
>> encourages better
>>    living through meta-programming and uniform access
>> priciples.  traits.rb
>>    supercedes attributes.rb.  why?  the name is shorter ;-)
>
> This doesn't seem to have anything to do with traits:
>
> http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~naseby/33.html
> http://www.iam.unibe.ch/~scg/Archive/Papers/Scha02bTraits.pdf

depends on your definition:

harp:~ > lynx -dump http://thesaurus.reference.com/search?q=attribute | grep -A2 -i synonym | head -3
    Synonyms:   aspect, character, characteristic, facet, idiosyncrasy,
    indication, mark, note, particularity, peculiarity, point, property,
    quality, quirk, sign, speciality, symbol, trait, virtue

cheers.

-a
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