Hi,

In message "[ruby-talk:01406] Re: Bignum aset"
    on 00/02/15, Dave Thomas <Dave / thomases.com> writes:

|> But I may be wrong.  Your openion is reasonable if most users consider
|> that a numeric is a bit container. 
|
|But doesn't the existence of [] imply that numbers are a bitstring?

Yes, integers can be considered as immutable bitstring.