Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov wrote:
...
>   class C
>     trait 'a'
>   end
> 
> sure is nice and short ;-)

If you want short:

class C
   has 'a'
   class_has 'b'
end

That completely avoids the issue of what 'a' is, an attribiute, a trait, 
a getter/setter, etc.