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>
> That could get you into trouble:
>
>    $ echo -n "abc" | ruby -e 'puts gets.chomp!'
>    nil
>
>
> David

Oh noooo
of course David is right, let me be just a little be more explicit
507/7 > irb
irb(main):001:0> 'ab'.chomp!
=> nil
that really hurts

Robert
-- 
I always knew that one day Smalltalk would replace Java.
I just didn't know it would be called Ruby
-- Kent Beck