>
> I guess part of my problem here is that I think "using" is the wrong
> word, unless it's before a block.  Otherwise it feels like it's just
> dangling:
>
>   Using this namespace, ....
>
Isn't using the keyword from C# for declaring namespaces?  Similar to 
package com.myco.module.whatever that Java uses.


> as opposed to:
>
>   Use this namespace!
>
> or
>
>   Select this namespace!
>
> But generally, I think having both a block and a non-block way to do
> it, rather than just one or the other, makes the most sense.

Looking at the options so far, I really like

using jcode
  str.chop
end

To me it looks much more ruby than

using jcode

...
...

...

str.chop

Kev