> I wasn't aware of that -- it seems like a pretty severe (if rarely
> imposing) limitation.  At first glance, it also looks like a largely
> arbitrary limitation, though I'm pretty sure there are at least
> implementation issues involved, since last I checked the Ruby  
> community
> doesn't seem to suffer from Guidoism (aka: lambdas are one line of  
> code,
> period, because I say so, also period).

This has been changed in Ruby 1.9 so it seems to open the possibility  
of changing things in the future (to a unified method and variable  
namespace), although I would be surprised if such a change were to  
happen.

Matthew