<mental / rydia.net> wrote in message 
news:1141077603.44037663a7bb3 / www.rydia.net...
Quoting mark / mwilden.com:

>> Ah. I thought a semicolon terminated a statement.

>It does; it's just that the current Ruby grammar permits multiple
>statements within the same set of parenthesis (separated by
>semicolons or newlines).

I guess a = ( 4 ; + 5 ) is not so different from C's a = ( 4 , + 5 )

Live and learn! :)