James Edward Gray II wrote:
>> Please, could we resist the temptation to change the example code
>> based upon assumptions about the given input and methods?  Such
>> pursuits are not at all relevant.
> 
> Is it possible for you to give us a real example, that functions as 
> intended and is complete in code, that isn't subject to such 
> refactorings?  Maybe that would help us focus on the question at hand.

But you can *always* refactor code to fit a particular style. FC wants 
to talk about the usefulness of Object#as in functional-style code and 
Robert insists that Object#as is not needed in imperative code. We 
clearly have a cultural barrier with the 2 sides talking past each other.

Daniel