"Simen Edvardsen" <toalett / gmail.com> wrote in message 
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> if you don't understand the concept of a function, programming
> is not for you.
>

I would agree that the concept of a function (or method) is essential. I 
don't agree that a beginner should be required to understand (or attempt to 
use) blocks to any great extent beyond their role in iteration.

best wishes
Huw Collingbourne

http://www.sapphiresteel.com
Ruby Programming In Visual Studio 2005