From: "Yukihiro Matsumoto" <matz / ruby-lang.org>


> Hi,
>
> In message "Re: thoughts on typelessness"
>     on 02/10/02, "Hal E. Fulton" <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com> writes:
>
> |How universal is this terminology, especially
> |in Rubyland? After all, isn't #class basically
> |a synonym for #type?
>
> Forget about #type.  It was there because we couldn't use "class" for
> a method name back then.
>
> matz.

It should be deprecated then.  I've only been on this list for a few months,
and have seen a fair bit of confusion about this.  Restricting us to using
#class would as least make it perfectly clear what we are doing.

Gavin