Summary: strong/weak typing and pointers

Diez B. Roggisch deetsNOSPAM at
Thu Nov 4 18:15:43 CET 2004

> I wonder what people think about Ruby, which, I understand, does allow you
> to
> modify builtins.  Can anyone tell me if you could make Ruby strings do the
> horrible coercion that PHP strings do?

I've no idea of how well ruby developers deal with the possibility to
redefine their builtins - but it sure scares the hell out of _me_, so I'm
glad the BDFL chose not to allow us to shoot large holes into various
bodyparts by making them unmodifiable...


Diez B. Roggisch

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