On Sep 28, 2006, at 9:11 , dblack / wobblini.net wrote:

> Hi --
>
> On Thu, 28 Sep 2006, Hal Fulton wrote:
>
>> dblack / wobblini.net wrote:
>>> It's a little inconsistent:
>>>
>>>   obj.respond_to?   # second person
>>>   obj.is_a?         # third person
>>> But I think second person is the most common.  Or maybe are_a? just
>>> sounded too weird :-)
>>
>> As the other cases are using the infinitive form,
>> the latter would actually be #be_a?   :)
>
> I think it's the second person -- at least, I seem to remember Matz
> explaining it that way.  So you're asking the object: [do you]
> respond_to?...

So it should be #are_a?, right?

Michael Glaesemann
grzm seespotcode net