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>  So shouldn't things that can
> adversly affect the readability of the language itself be addressed
> since it is well within human capacity to do so?

I think it is well within human capacity to accept some rules of the language -
or to choose another language if one does still does not like the rules.
There were numerous explanations in this thread why Ruby behaves the
way it does,
and, frankly, I do like it this way.


Regards,
Rimantas
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