Hi,

In message "Re: Ruby Syntax: 'initialize' versus 'init'"
    on Sat, 4 Feb 2006 10:50:11 +0900, Clint Checketts <checketts / gmail.com> writes:

|Am I missing any major reasoning behind using the term 'initialize'?
|(Besides the fact that is is the status quo)

It can be very critical when the name of initializing method conflicts
with others, so that I chose "initialize" to avoid potential problems.
Besides that, the name was derived from T language (Scheme dialect).

							matz.