That example was just intended to demonstrate the difference between the two
definition of multiple assignment.  I wasn't meant to do something..

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexander Kellett [mailto:ruby-lists / lypanov.net] 
Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2005 5:20 PM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: Type inference in ruby

On Jan 8, 2005, at 9:53 PM, Trevor Andrade wrote:
> I think was a bit ambiguous in my email so let me make myself clear.  
> The
> term multiple assignment is used in two situation or at least I use it 
> in
> two situations.  In one situation a variable is assigned to and then
> assigned to again.  In the other situation, two variable are assigned 
> to at
> the same time.  Both these situations are called multiple assignment.  
> I am
> referring to the first situation.  I believe you are referring to the
> second.  I have no problem with the second situation.  It is the first 
> that
> I believe is unnecessary.  Unless I am missing something and the two 
> kinds
> of multiple assignment are some how related.

having reread this i must say i'm greatly confused
why would anyone want to use
	x = 1
	x = 2
?
or u mean constants in particular?
a very confused Alex ;)