On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 10:54 PM, Brian Adkins <lojicdotcom / gmail.com> wrote:

> I think you've reached an erroneous conclusion - Ruby's dynamic typing
> model certainly does not supercede generic functions. I'd suggest
> taking another look at the article (focusing on the Multimethods
> section), or finding other sources of info on generic functions.
>
> This is not a slight against Ruby; both models have pros/cons;
> although, generic functions are a generalization of message passing,
> so, if anything, generic functions supercede message passing.ods.
>
> Anyway, I think I've caused us to veer off topic - this is
> comp.lang.ruby, not comp.lang.lisp, so back to our beloved Ruby :)
Sure agree we do not have to prove that Ruby is powerful enough :) and
the link you were presenting is a little confusing to me.
Cheers

Robert