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2014-03-31 11:51 GMT+02:00 steve donovan <>:

> As for monkey-patching, as a community we don't like it much,
> particularly for public-facing modules.  It has caused great grief to
> the Rubyists...who would be so mad as to redefine 'table.insert'?

Ahem ... me? I once had a version that sacrificed the default position
(one had to use 'append' for that) so that one could insert a vararg.

Wonder from whom I got the idea to sidetrack the append
functionality? <scratch, scratch> Bloke on this list ... wrote
a package called Hang-glider or something like that?