On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 6:56 PM, Navindra Umanee <navindra / cs.mcgill.ca>wrote:

> Thanks for that.
>
> I was hoping it was for a cool reason or that it enabled some cool
> usage, but seems like it's more of an implementation consequence than
> any intentional effect.
>
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> Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.
>
>
It enables

a ||= whatever
a &&= whatever

Which I think is "cool", but at the very least, is incredibly useful (the
former more than the latter).

Anyway, in case anyone hasn't seen it, this comes from
https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/talks/wat