On 12/31/06, Suraj Kurapati <snk / gna.org> wrote:
>
> I think "funcall" is just an artifact of the rb_funcall()
> function---which invokes a method on an _explicit_ receiver---from
> Ruby's C interface.

Ultimately, it's a lispism.

http://www.n-a-n-o.com/lisp/cmucl-tutorials/LISP-tutorial-20.html

martin