----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Thomas" <Dave / PragmaticProgrammer.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 11:37 AM
Subject: Re: thoughts on typelessness


> William Djaja Tjokroaminata <billtj / y.glue.umd.edu> writes:
> 
> >     "a string".to_f    # >> 0.0, and no runtime error
> 
> I've always thought this was a bug in the libraries  :)

I'm so used to it now it almost seems
to make sense.

At least it's consistent with C's scanf 
(I think).

Hal