On Sep 29, 2004, at 5:47 AM, Alexey Verkhovsky wrote:

> Have a question (as usual, from a thread on ruby-forum.org,
> http://www.ruby-forum.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=75) :
>
> Expression /start/../end/ is invalid because Regexp doesn't have <=>
> method, but this code is printed in Pickaxe:
>
> while gets
>   print if /start/../end/
> end

Robert gave a great answer, so I'll just add that this syntax doesn't 
seem to be well liked.  I believe I've read in two places now that it 
may be going away in the future and is to be avoided.  Just FYI.

James Edward Gray II