>>>>> "D" == David King Landrith <dlandrith / mac.com> writes:

D>  From what I understand, since 12 is a FixNum, a and b end up being 
D> separate FixNum objects with their own separate values of 12.  But this 
D> strikes me as beside the point.

 You have not understood my example. Suppose that you want to define a
 method #name, give me the result for this

   def tt(x, y)
      p x.name, y.name
   end

   a = []
   tt(a, a)


 my example has nothing to do with Fixnum

D> In the C api, each function gets passed a pointer to the struct which 
D> represents self. 

 well, I think that I know a little the C API ...


Guy Decoux