On 8/12/07, Gregory Brown <gregory.t.brown / gmail.com> wrote:

> Basically, variables in ruby are just containers for references to
> objects.  So you can't change their bindings, which would be what
> you'd need to do the kind of assignment you've shown there.

Container is a bad word, sorry.  Label might be better.  A ruby
variable is a label for a reference, nothing more.  (Please correct me
if I'm wrong, anyone).