The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to comp.lang.misc as well.

Dave Thomas <Dave / Thomases.com> writes:

|Yukihiro Matsumoto <matz / netlab.co.jp> writes:
|
|> In fact Ruby called `initialize' for these classes before, just like
|> you proposed. In these days I received several complains like:
|> `initialize' would not work as I expect, it requires fixed number of
|> arguments, etc.
|
|I guess you just can't win ;-)

Coordination is the main task of a language designer. (sigh)

|So, as of 1.5.2.x, is it just Array that has this property? (I seem to
|remember you saying that you'd changed File etc.)

Not yet.  Do you want to see?  I'll commit today.

							matz.