Christian Szegedy (szegedy / nospam.or.uni-bonn.de) wrote:
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>  What I really dislike in Ruby, that the data members are seen
>  by the child classes. This is a very serious issue, and a claer
>  violation of object-orientation.

Umm, no, it is not. At least the creators of Smalltalk and Eiffel
disagree with you on that. Vertical information hiding -- between parent
and child in an inheritance hierarchy -- is very much a religious issue
and hard to argue objectively one way or the other.

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			Reimer Behrends