On Feb 6, 2008, at 8:52 AM, Trans wrote:

>> Thanks for pointing out #initialize_copy. I didn't know it existed.  
>> Now I
>> see it in PickAxe, but I think it's role has been greatly  
>> trivialized.
>> Pickaxe only mentions it with regard to C extensions,  
>> empathetically says
>> that it's only for C extensions, and completely overlooks the idea  
>> that
>> an object might be hiding other kinds of information that should be
>> copied, not shared between duplicates.

Yes, that was an oversight, and one that I'll fix in the new edition.


Dave