On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 dblack / wobblini.net wrote:

>
> I don't consider returning a shallow copy the same as returning self.
> It's not the same object as the receiver of the "dup" message.
>

you may not.  neither do i.  nevetheless it quite true that one must
understand __completey__ the rhs in

   d = obj.dup

in order to use d effectively.


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