Hi,

In message "Re: adding overload to ruby"
    on 02/09/27, "Bulat Ziganshin" <bulatz / integ.ru> writes:

|i don't understand why implementing this practice in
|lang itself is bad idea:

Did I say so?  My opinion is:

  * multiple method (as in CLOS, Dylan) does not fit in Ruby at all.

  * whereas, method overloading is much better.

  * but still, it's a big change to the language, so that we better be
    conservative.

  * besides, dispatch-on-type often is code smell (sign of bad code).
    I'm still not sure whether it is good to encourage this practice
    by supporting it by the language.

							matz.