Jan wrote:
> * Daniel DeLorme <dan-ml / dan42.com> [2009-05-14 11:42:31 +0900]:
> 
>> It seems that often an object will be passed into a block only to invoke
>> a method of that object:
>>   arr.map{ |obj| obj.some_method }
>>
>> So I had the (weird? stupid?) thought that it would be nice to have some
>> syntactic sugar like this:
>>   arr.map{ .some_method }
> 
> You can do arr.map(&:some_method) in ruby 1.9

Yes, I know, and that was kind of my point. The to_proc conversion
became popular because people want a shortcut notation for this common
case, but IMHO map(&:foo) is way uglier than map{.foo}, and as a bonus 
you could even do map{.foo.bar}  :-)

-Daniel