|> Curiously, Ruby's to_i() method, a la Perl
Not that surprising, Ruby is semantically a Perl clone with new syntax and Smalltalk OOP.
It's a kind of newspeak... (I have a friend who discovered the flip-flop operator just after learning Ruby ... after working in a Perl project for 2 years. :)
The only semantic resemblance to python I could find so far is the way new variables are bound and scoped.
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