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In article <PGEPJIFLPEPOHCKEEEIKIEFADCAA.james / rubyxml.com>,
 <james / rubyxml.com> wrote:
>
>
>I should have been more clear, and used explicit Ruby code rather than
>GenericOOLangauge code (which looked like Ruby code).
>
>Given this Ruby code:
>
>my_foo = Foo.new
>my_foo.bar
>
>
>A reader learning OO and/or Ruby would be better served if this were
>described as:

- - I think a lot depends on their background. 

>
>1) Sending the message bar to my_foo

- - If they've seen smalltalk or objective C. 


>2) Calling my_foo's bar method.
>

- - C++ programmers. 

Personally, I would be happier with the first usage, but 
I suspect it will confuse people without a smalltalk background. 
IMHO, objects get messaged, classes have their methods called.

- - Booker C. Bense 


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