On Jul 18, 5:27=A0pm, Tim Hunter <TimHun... / nc.rr.com> wrote:
> _The Ruby Programming Language_ specifically says that text can follow
> =3Dbegin and =3Dend as long as it's separated by at least one blank, and
> shows an example of both =3Dbegin and =3Dend statements will additional t=
ext
> on the same line. The text is treated as part of the comment.

This appears to be an answer to the question possibly posed by
willfully ignoring everything following the first paragraph of the
post, including the code example.

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-yossef