On Nov 21, 2005, at 4:37 PM, Stefan Kaes wrote:

> Mauricio Fern?ndez wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 08:22:59AM +0900, Stefan Kaes wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I found that
>>>
>>> if (variable = expr)
>>>   ... do something with variable ...
>>> end
>>>
>>> works, whereas
>>>
>>> ... do something with variable ... if (variable = expr)
>>>
>>> doesn't.
>>>
>>> I can't find a good reason why these two forms differ in semantics.
>>>
>>
>> See [ruby-talk:166828].
>>
>>
> And how do I get to [ruby-talk:166828]?

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