* On Feb  3 13:07, MenTaLguY (ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org) wrote:
> For what it's worth, I also strongly dislike it.  It was one of my 
> least favorite features of OCaml's syntax.
> 
> But here, the biggest problem is that (relative to other block endings
> in pretty much any language I can think of), it's much harder to
> visually count ;;s if they are squashed together as in your example.
> 
> I think this is largely because there aren't any visual cues to the
> boundary between tokens.  The gap between two ;s within the same ;; and
> the gap between two ;s in adjacent ;; aren't visually distinguishable.

I was going to write my own post, but it seems MenTaLguY did it for me!

I am in total agreement; semicolons are an ugly way to end sections.  
Curly braces I have a much easier time with.

Tom