From: "David A. Black" <dblack / rubypal.com>
>
> [...] I just
> think that Matz's abstraction of these as "dangerous", and dedication
> of the ! to expressing that abstraction, is strikingly elegant and has
> the weight of some kind of logic behind it. It hits a narrower target
> -- it means that there's a whole class of tricky (or whatever) methods
> that have to find some other way to express their trickiness -- but I
> think it's worth it.

Ah.  I think I understand your viewpoint better now; thanks.

(And if nothing else, at least we can both agree on the "hits a
narrower target" part.  <grin> )



Regards,

Bill