On Dec 12, 2005, at 12:32 PM, William James wrote:

> Also, as in Awk, "print" with no argument prints the line just read.
> Very simple.  If one needs to explicitly refer to the line just read,
> one uses "$_".
>
> And "while gets" is simpler and clearer than "ARGF.each do |elem|".

You would get a lot of support in Perland, but this kind of code is  
very out of fashion in the Ruby community.

James Edward Gray II