From: Louis J Scoras [mailto:louis.j.scoras / gmail.com] 
> On 11/2/06, Gavin Kistner <gavin.kistner / anark.com> wrote:
> > The thing to wrap your head around here is that 'slots' in 
> an Array, and
> > the values in Hash objects, are very much like variables. 
> They point to
> > values, they do not contain them.
> 
> Of course.  I'm just pointing out how this could be confusing to
> someone who is new to ruby.  Same sort of thing with the other thread
> floating around about mutator methods.

Yup. To be clear, my response was not an attempt to 'correct' you, but
rather to help form a good mental model for anyone who might not be
clear what was going on in your example.