"Meino Christian Cramer" <Meino.Cramer / gmx.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> Hi,
>
>  I just want to know, whether there is a way to accomplish things like
>  "method redefinition" like in C++ (sorry, dont know the exact
>  terminus technicus...)

"overloading" is the correct term.  "Redefinition" is used for sub class
methods that introduce a new definition for method defined in a super
class.

You'll find further info at the Wiki:
http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?RubyFromCpp
http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?KeywordArguments

Regards

    robert