On Thursday 14 September 2006 01:14 am, Mike Dvorkin wrote:
> In your example "unless" is applicable only to the line it appears
> in. Synonym of "unless" is "if not", i.e.:

Not the OP, but thank you!  Somehow "if not" resonates better in my head than 
"unless".  I wonder if many other people, not yet intimate with unless in 
Ruby, find it the same.

Probably too late to change, and I'm not advocating a change, but if I were 
writing a new programming language ... 

(I.e., ifnot, somewhat analogous to the elseif construct in some languages).

Randy Kramer