On Fri, Oct 04, 2002 at 04:47:30PM +0900, Kent Dahl wrote:
> Mauricio FernŠŌdez wrote:
> > I hereby claim authorship of any syntax derived from the use of
> > the ':' prefix to indicate the scope of block parameters, based on
> > [ruby-talk:52401]. All rights reserved.
> 
> Request denied. Previous work proves to be quite similar. Plagarist!
> [ruby-talk:5555]
> 
> > :-)

I'm just receiving my first royalty checks. Try to take them from me 8-)
BTW, you'll have a hard time crawling through Spain's judicial system
before you can get a single penny back. 

> Please refrain from using : in smilies, as authorship has been contested
> and await legal decision on the matter. 
> 
> ;-P
 
No problem. Clemens Hintze granted me long ago an exclusive, unlimited,
world-wide, royalty-free license to use ':'. Talk with your lawyer, for
I suspect *you* will soon receive a cease and desist letter. }:->

Anyway, I hereby claim authorship of the use of any single-character
prefix or suffix, for which no prior art exists, to indicate scoping in Ruby.

 
> > I'd head towards ':'. Reason: less typing.
> > Plus we're used to having '@' and '@@' to indicate scope (kinda), so it
> > just makes sense for me.
> 
> I like it too, but aparently Matz doesn't. [ruby-talk:42295]

I've just read it but I cannot understand why :-?

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