On May 25, 2009, at 9:40 AM, J Haas wrote:

> As I said, I was surprised to be told that my proposal was impossible
> and I lack the theoretical background to prove otherwise. So if anyone
> out there agrees with Tony that Pythonic indentation in Ruby would not
> be merely ill-advised but _impossible_ I'd appreciate an example. Then
> I can stop wasting my time.

I was on a questionable connection at the time, so my original message  
may not have gotten to the mailing list:

 > cat impossible.rb

# This one can't be done in Pythonic style:

result = case ARGV[0]
   when /^\d*$/
     "That's an integer!"
   when /^[A-Za-z]*$/
     "That looks like a word..."
   else
     "That's not an integer or a word."
   end if ARGV[0]

puts result if result


Cheers,

Josh