On 7/9/07, James Edward Gray II <james / grayproductions.net> wrote:
> On Jul 9, 2007, at 8:27 AM, John Joyce wrote:
<snip>
> > the '&' sigil is kind of scary. Reminds me of C. I'd be
> > disappointed to see Ruby get more sigils.
>
> That's nothing new for Ruby.  It works today.  It's also needed.
I am with you here the & makes code more readable for me.
> Without it, it wouldn't be possible to save a block into a variable
> for later use.
That is not true though

def return_given_block
   Proc.new
end
p = return_given_block { puts 42 }
p.call
>
> James Edward Gray II
>
>
Cheers
Robert

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