From: <dblack / candle.superlink.net>


> Hi --
>
> On Tue, 26 Nov 2002, Gavin Sinclair wrote:
>
> > At best, x++ could be syntax sugar for 'x = x + 1', but for whatever
> > reason - be it a diminished appetite for sugar, or perhaps no
> > intention to mislead - the creator of Ruby did not include these
> > operators/methods.
>
> Nothing that vague :-)  See <http://www.ruby-talk.org/2710>.


Silly me, I discovered that there already *is* a FAQ entry about this (in the
methods section - I only looked in syntax).  I've added the info in that link.

Thanks!

Gavin