dblack / candle.superlink.net wrote:

> I think there's a point at which it's OK to say that something is a
> characteristic of Ruby, not just of the current Ruby implementation,
> and this is probably it :-)

Hi David,

Two things:

1) In my opinion, it is really a consequence of Ruby implementation; for
people who keeps asking why, probably it is the ultimate answer.  Ruby
will continue to work as now even if all the objects/variables are simply
implemented as VALUE of type pointer (no "immediate" objects).

2) I don't know what the consequence is in JRuby.  This is related to the
fundamental question, "what is Ruby"?

Regards,

Bill