On Tue, Feb 04, 2003 at 02:50:32AM +0900, Minero Aoki wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> This is a summary of ruby-dev ML in these days.
> 
> 
> [ruby-dev:19441] Integer#gcd
> 
>   Masaki requested a new method Integer#gcd.
>   Shugo Maeda suggested alternative name, Math.gcd(m,n).

With Math#gcd know how to handle bignums and GMP integers?

> [ruby-dev:19449] new keyword once
> 
>   Matz considers that the better plan is to make string literal create
>   an object only once.

If the string literal creates an object only once, then what happens in
this case?

  def foo(x)
    return x
  end

  loop do
    str = foo('TESTING')
    str.chop
  end

Paul