>>>>> "W" == Wayne Blair <wayne.blair / relian.com> writes:

W> (like I have no idea what the block problem is),

 Well, something like this

  x  = 12
  # add lines
  [1, 2].each {|x| }
  #  you have lost the old value of x

 I must say that I've had a problem with this when I've beginning with ruby,
 but now it is *not* a problem for me, i.e. I can live with it


Guy Decoux