Hi,

In message "Rescue clause syntax weirdness...."
    on 02/02/26, "Paul E.C. Melis" <melis / cs.utwente.nl> writes:

|Why, oh why, does the following make a difference? The first definition of
|this particular dumb method parses fine, while the second one causes a
|syntax error?

Because newlines are significant in Ruby.  While

|  pass rescue true

is a valid sentence, lines

|  pass
|  rescue true

are two statementes "pass" and "rescue true" separated by a newline,
and the latter is invalid syntax.

							matz.