On Thu, 20 Apr 2000, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:

> Hi,
	[...]
> Hmm, I've not decided yet.  Here's the list of options:
	[...] 
>   * rescue IOError => var
> 
>     No reserved word introduced.  Symbols may ambiguous.

    * rescue IOError -> var

      Need to modify parser. Doesn't seem to be used from what I 
      can see in
      fgrep -e '->' ruby-man-1.4/* 
      Looks a bit like Icon's reversible assignment (<-) and ISTR
      APL or PL/1 had an assignment like that...
      Doesn't look like any comparison operator I know (said he,
      displaying his ignorance...)

	Hugh