That doesn't sound like a great idea to me, unless *all* the methods of Hash
are useful in an "options" context.  (They may well be; I've had very small
exposure to GetoptLong.)

I'm just saying this because Java made a hash (ha ha) of their original
Stack class be extending Vector.  Simply wrong.

Cheers,
Gavin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Berger, Daniel" <djberge / qwest.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 10:24 PM
Subject: RE: GetoptLong#to_hash


>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Pit Capitain [mailto:pit / capitain.de]
> > Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 2:39 AM
> > To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
> > Subject: Re: GetoptLong#to_hash
> >
> >
> > On 1 Aug 2002, at 15:41, Paul Duncan wrote:
> >
> > > I find myself converting the results of option parsing into
> > a hash.
>
> <snip>
>
> Let's take it a step further.  Scrap the current implementation and make
> GetoptLong a subclass of Hash.
>
> Just my .02.
>
> Regards,
>
> Dan