>>>>> "I" == Ian Macdonald <ian / caliban.org> writes:

I> Is there a linguistic reason to offer instance variables without the @
I> prefix? I thought that anything without the prefix was, by definition,
I> a local variable.

 in ruby, yes but in C you can create (and retrieve) instance variable
 without the @ prefix.

 The instance variable `mesg' (given in the previous message) is accessed
 only via the C interface. 


Guy Decoux