On Oct 13, 5:38 am, "Wolfgang Nasi-Donner" <ed.oda... / wonado.de>
wrote:
> Wolfgang Nasi-Donner wrote:
> > If a method with this features doesn't exist somewhere deep inside Ruby
> > now, I tend to write a RCR, but will ask before if it is wanted by one
> > person (=WoNo) only.
>
> I think a RCR is not necessary. I am surprised a bit that only one other
> person is interested in the topic.

It's been talked about LOTS, and generally favored it seems to me. But
the "masters" don't seem to agree. They are right of course that it is
"dangerous" --it can create a strong coupling between a method and
it's caller, however, used intelligently it can be quite useful in
certain meta-programming cases.

I've always thought of Ruby as the language that makes you very aware
of your left foot --so you don't shoot it off. But in some cases, like
this one, it's still socking up a couple toes.

T.