On Tuesday 31 July 2001 09:45 pm, you wrote:

> N> a.respond_to?('||=')  returns false. Why doesn't it complain?
>
>  ||= is not a method, and || is an operator

That's an interesting distinction, considering that '+' and '==' are methods.

Seems kind of inconsistent for a truly OO language.

Why aren't 'and', 'or', '&&', '||', etc. all methods also? 
That's the way it is in Smalltalk, and it works OK there...

>  try to forget perl ...

I'm doing my best, except that I'm still using it...

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