On Monday, April 5, 2004, 10:54:42 AM, Yukihiro wrote:


> In message "Difference between to_s and to_str"
>     on 04/04/05, Gavin Sinclair <gsinclair / soyabean.com.au> writes:
> |
> |There has been some discussion on this topic in the thread "deciding
> |between ruby and python".  It was centered around how far #join
> |should go in getting what it wants (a String) from an object.  I
> |detected some misunderstanding at the intention of #to_s and #to_str,
> |so I hope the following is helpful (and more importantly, correct).

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

I must admit I'm a little confused by http://ruby-talk.org/blade/96552

Can I ask: what do you think of Pathname#to_str?  Is it appropriate
in your opinion?

Cheers,
Gavin