On Sunday, August 17, 2003, 4:08:53 AM, Dan wrote:

> Well, I think the big reason for the above problem in this case is
> that Ruby Strings aren't immutable like they are in Java. You could
> have the same problem in C++:
> [...]

Or in Java.  Strings are immutable, but Lists, etc., are not
(typically).

Gavin