On Aug 28, 2006, at 8:45 AM, Harold Hausman wrote:

> Not to highjack this thread or anything, but what's the difference
> between '||' and 'or' ?

"and" and "or" have much lower precedence than "&&" and "||", mostly  
to allow for natural language constructs like:

   res = may_return_nil() or raise "Oops, we got a nil!"

Hope that helps.

James Edward Gray II