On Nov 4, 5:58    䮮
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> There's really no reason it shouldn't be added [...]

There's no reason it _should_ be added.  That's the reason it
shouldn't be.

> I have seen no convincing argument as to why ++ is not supported in Ruby.

You've got the onus the wrong way around.

And adding C-like operators based on a partiular assembly language to
any 21st century language, especially a high-level one, just seems
absurd!

Extra documentation so we can save three characters (a++ instead of a
+= 1) in a rare use case?  No thanks!

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Gavin Sinclair