Stephen Duncan wrote:
> As a Java developer still learning the Ruby way, here's my understanding:
>
> 1) Yes
> 2) If you're forced to integrate with code from bad programmers, maybe
> you should be worried (maybe some Rubyists will provide some way this
> can be mitigated...).  If not then:
> 3) The Ruby philosophy is that it's better to give you, the developer,
> the power to do things like this, even if you COULD should yourself in
> the foot; Ruby trusts you to be smart and not make changes that will
> break things.

A typo I know, but that's a perfect way to put it: You can "should
yourself in the foot" with such worries :)

T.