Oops - I misread the error message when I ran my code snippet.  I had a
typo.

Well, disregard then. :)

Dan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nat Pryce [mailto:nat.pryce / b13media.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 8:36 AM
> To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
> Subject: Re: ||= operator
> 
> 
> From: "Berger, Daniel" <djberge / qwest.com>
> > This is a perl-ism that I use from time to time: ||=
> > e.g.
> > s = String.new
> > s ||= "hello"
> > This is just shorthand for:
> > s = "hello" if s.nil?
> > Any chance of adding this?  Or is this too difficult to parse?
> 
> irb(main):001:0> p= nil
> nil
> irb(main):003:0> p ||= "Hello"
> "Hello"
> irb(main):005:0> p ||= "Goodbye"
> "Hello"
> irb(main):006:0>
> 
> Cheers,
>             Nat.
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