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From: "MikkelFJ" <mikkelfj-anti-spam / bigfoot.com>


>
> Tuples are very powerful datastructures in OCaml. They are not lists and
> they are not arrays. They do, for example, make it much easier to handle
> values in parser reductions. In Ruby you would use arrays or hashes, but
> they have a much higher overhead. It would be nice with tuples in Ruby.
>
> Mikkel
>

Since Ruby is close to Python is *some* ways, and Python has tuples, I cast the
question: "What are tuples used for in Python?".  If someone answers that, then
I would get an idea of why I might like them in Ruby.

Cheers,
Gavin