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On 8/28/06, Logan Capaldo <logancapaldo / gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Aug 27, 2006, at 9:54 PM, Timothy Hunter wrote:
>
> > Logan Capaldo wrote:
> >>
> >> #constants is getting the constants directly. (What you want is
> >> the values of the constants.) AFAIK there is no built in way to do
> >> this. The code isn't terribly long though anyway is it?
> >>
> >> class Module
> >>   def constant_values
> >>     constants.map { |constant| const_get(constant) }
> >>   end
> >> end
> >>
> >>
> >
> > ri says that Module#constants returns an array of constant names.
> > For some reason this reminds me of this bit of _Alice Through the
> > Looking Glass_, where Alice is talking to the Knight,
> >
> >
>
> [snip brilliant through the looking glass quote]
>
> To which I reply:
> 'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
> 'it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.'
>
> 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so
> many different things.'
> 'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master --
> that's all.'
>
>
>
> [snip another brilliant Lewis Carrol snippet]

'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?''
That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,
''I don't know where. . .'*
'*Then it doesn't matter which way you go,'

Can you forgive us OP?

Robert

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