il Wed, 14 Jul 2004 12:16:39 +0900, Nicholas Van Weerdenburg
<nick / activehitconsulting.com> ha scritto::

>In University, I worked with a language called Turing that had both 
>procedures and functions.  Is that a common idiom?

not the most common, but I can think of some languages like this ,
i.e. PASCAL.

>In Ruby, would it be possible to extend "def" and maybe introduce a 
>feature called "func" that adds some extra rules to what can be coded?

why? :)