On Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 03:21:27AM +0900, Hal E. Fulton wrote:
> BTW, for people who actually care: If you're "thinking
> in English" in these situations (bothered by the lack
> of a "s"), you can always insert a "does" in front of 
> the interrogative:
> 
>   x.respond_to? y    # Does x respond to y?
>   x.include? y       # Does x include y?
> 
> Just my $0.01,

Nice thought, although it still doesn't read very well with "if" or
"unless":

   if does x.respond_to? y
     ..
   end

Maybe "if x does respond_to? y", or "if x can/will respond_to? y"

Cheers,

Brian.