On 5/26/06, Victor Shepelev <vshepelev / imho.com.ua> wrote:
> From: Justin Collins [mailto:collinsj / seattleu.edu]
> Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 8:28 AM
> ...
> It's intuitively understandable; but I feel myself very uncomfortable when I
> can *call*, but can't *send*. OK, would remember this one.
>
> > -Justin

You can't call:

irb(main):007:0> 'a'.!= 'b'
SyntaxError: compile error
(irb):7: parse error, unexpected tNEQ
'a'.!= 'b'
      ^

So it actually makes sense: you can't call, so you can't send.

-- 
-Alder