On Monday, April 5, 2004, 1:32:51 PM, Tanaka wrote:

> In article <1081126484.726652.9271.nullmailer / picachu.netlab.jp>,
>   matz / ruby-lang.org (Yukihiro Matsumoto) writes:

>> Does [ruby-talk:96552] help you?  "to_str" should always be part of
>> String method set.

> Always?  Pathname shouldn't have to_str?

> I agree that to_str is too powerful for Pathname because Gavin's 2nd
> example

>   message = "Can't find directory: " + pathname

> is not intended to work.

I see nothing at all wrong with that line of code.  It produces
exactly the result I expect, and with no nasty side effects.

What don't you like about it?

> So I'm glad to see a conversion method dedicated only for a pathname.

I'm not sure what you mean here.

Cheers,
Gavin