Hi,

At Sun, 11 Aug 2002 12:42:50 +0900,
Lloyd Zusman wrote:
> Well, to me, the textfile? and binaryfile? methods seem closer in
> meaning to the file?, directory?, etc. methods of File::Stat.  And if
> I'm not mistaken, the necessity to inspect the data inside of a file in
> order to determine whether it's a text file or binary file is
> OS-specific ... I believe that there are some OS's where this is just an
> attribute of a file that can be determined by making some sort of system
> call, in a similar way to which the inode, device, etc. are returned via
> the Unix stat() system call.

It's true certainly in particular system but not in many
others.  I don't guess it's common and feel Stat is too
restrictive to bind text/binary-ness.

> >>     def initialize(arg)
> >>       @item = arg
> >         super
> >>     end
> 
> ???  "super" doesn't work in place of __old_initialize(arg) in my code.
> Neither does "super(arg)".  What would the superclass be in this case?

Oops, it wasn't a subclass but Stat itself, sorry.

-- 
Nobu Nakada