On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 10:33:21AM +0900, Morton Goldberg wrote:
> On Oct 8, 2007, at 5:44 PM, Chad Perrin wrote:
> 
> >I'm curious -- exactly what class of syntactic element is `=` in Ruby,
> >where "class of syntactic element" is roughly analogous to "part of
> >speech".  If objects are nouns and methods are verbs, that means  
> >`=` is
> >neither a noun nor a verb.  Is it a participle?  Is it  
> >punctuation?  If
> >it's a participle, I'd like to know what class of syntactic element  
> >that
> >is in Ruby.  If it's punctuation, I'd like some explanation for how  
> >that
> >works conceptually -- because I think of punctuation in Ruby as being
> >stuff like the parentheses around a method argument.
> >
> >Anyone?  Bueller?
> 
> I think it might be consider a copula. See <http://en.wikipedia.org/ 
> wiki/Copula>.

Okay . . . so what programming language syntactic element is analogous to
a coupla?

verb = method
noun = object
coupla = ?

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