On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 7:27 AM, David Masover <ninja / slaphack.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 28 August 2008 16:25:59 Joel VanderWerf wrote:
>> John Pritchard-williams wrote:
>> > I did check my Ruby books by the way, but they just "unlike C there is
>> > no ++ operator in Ruby...." :)
>>
>> In ruby, operators are methods and they operate on objects, not on
>> variables.
>
> That's not really a valid reason, and not entirely true -- there is no +=
> method for you to define. It behaves as though it's a macro:
You are right of course, the original question was, why is there no
x++ as syntactic sugar for x = x + 1.
No idea ;).
Cheers
Robert