On Jan 21, 2007, at 1:24 AM, Eric Hodel wrote:

> On Jan 20, 2007, at 21:29, Gregory Brown wrote:
>> On 1/21/07, Devin Mullins <twifkak / comcast.net> wrote:
>>> Gregory Brown wrote:
>>> > instead of alias i'll use alias_method.
>>> Why? (Curious, not argumentative.)
>>
>> alias is really a somewhat scary function.  I can't think of a good
>> example right now, but i've seen a couple different surprising things
>> with alias, wheras alias_method is simple and has normal behaviour.
>> Perhaps someone on the list can help me out with this.
>
> You're seeing phantoms.  There's no difference between alias_method  
> and alias on the inside.

Well, you can override alias_method() if needed, but not alias.

James Edward Gray II