On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 05:08:29AM +0900, Tomas Pospisek wrote:
> To me "curly brackets" and "begin end" should act semantically and
> syntactically exactly the same.

Except for precedence, the curly brackets are the same as do..end, not
begin..end.

I think the real question is why do and begin are different.  This
confused me when I first started using ruby, but now I am used to it.

Paul