Hi,

In message "Re: Method behaves differently when called using #send"
    on Tue, 30 Aug 2005 01:03:12 +0900, Yukihiro Matsumoto <matz / ruby-lang.org> writes:

|Because I felt they are different, as I said above.  I admit fcall is
|not the best name, but very few people would use it.

OK, here's another idea.  How about

  foo.send(:bar)

calls only public methods and

  send(:bar)

calls private methods of the receiver as well?

							matz.