http://www.dmh2000.com/cjpr/ notes that the [common] syntax error
sequence in ruby is:

"Many of the compiler diagnostics I got during the Ruby porting simply
said "syntax error" and gave the line number for the last line in the
file. Great. I spent a lot of time doing binary searches on my code to
find the error source. "

Can anything be done to perhaps help this?  I run into it at times, as
well, and...it makes things definitely hard to track down.


Thanks!
-=R