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Hi:

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:44 AM, Gordon Thiesfeld <gthiesfeld / gmail.com>
wrote:

> I was under the impression that Kernel#putc was an alias, or wrapper
> around $stdout#putc, but I was mistaken.  It turns out they're both
> implemented separately in C, and both pass to $stdout.write.


Not quite:

static VALUE
rb_f_putc(VALUE recv, VALUE ch)
{
    return rb_io_putc(rb_stdout, ch);
}

Kernel#putc here passes to IO#putc anyway, which then (as you mention) uses
IO#write.


> Gordon
>

Arlen

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