Hal E. Fulton wrote:


> Secondly, POLS should be a meta-linguistic issue IMO --
> not "how does this work in my favorite language?" but
> "how *should* this work in an ideal universe?"


yes


> And I think Strings are not really Arrays. There are
> some isomorphisms there, since they are both "ordered
> collections of entities."
> 
> But a string is a highly specialized thing. For one
> thing, each item has to be a character. No other 
> Ruby array is limited in the kind of data it can
> contain;


... so, as you say, it's a specialized form of an array;
and could very polsy be modeled as a subclass of Array.

Tobi

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