Ben Giddings wrote:
> I'm going to assume you really misunderstand and aren't trolling, 
> because even if you are trolling, maybe this explanation will come in 
> useful for someone else.
> 
> Chris Reay wrote:
> 
>> if select([@sock], [], [], 0.1)
>>   @sock.recv()
>>   etc, etc.
>>
>> Your program is asking the "recv" block to be called if select()
>> returns true.
> 
> 
> Actually no.  In Ruby, as I showed in my previous message, "if _____" 
> doesn't test to see if "_____" is true or false, it check to see if it 
> is true, false, nil, or another object.
> 
> If _____ is false, then the conditional is not executed.  If _____ is 
> nil, then the conditional is executed.  Otherwise, whether _____ is the 
You mistyped here --------> is not executed. ...

> boolean 'true' or whether it is any other non-nil, non-false object, the 
> conditional is executed.
>