In article <001501c15928$5bcfe640$0200a8c0 / austin.rr.com>, "Hal E. Fulton"
<hal9000 / hypermetrics.com> wrote:

> If you desperately want to start the block on the next line, you could
> always use the (ugly) backslash trick:
> 
>     addressbook.each_line  \
>     {
>        #...
>     }

If I were a bit more clever (hmmm ... a lot more clever), I'd try to patch
the interpreter to handle just this partcular case. I love ruby, but this
one code layout issue drives me nuts.

I know it's horribly anal retentive to worry about things like where braces
go, but it's somewhat of a programmer tradition, isn't it :-) ??