Phrogz wrote:
> CBlair1986 wrote:
> >   def update_timer
> >     timer = Time.now
> >   end
>
> Ruby can't tell if you mean:
> a) Call the method named "timer=" and pass it the value of Time.now, or
> b) Set the local variable named "timer" to the value of Time.now.
>
> It chooses the latter interpretation, when you meant the former. To
> help the interpretter out, write that as:
>   self.timer = Time.now
> instead. (This is slightly better, though slightly slower, than
> directly accessing the instance variable, in case you alter want to
> change what happens in your time= setter method.)

Thank you, Phrogz! Thinking on it now, it's obvious. Must've had a late
night, I guess.

Thanks again, all!