> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ned Konz [mailto:ned / bike-nomad.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 6:26 PM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: Just a small language question...
> 
> <SNIP>
> 
> So why should 'require' be any different?
> 
> Remember, 'require' isn't a reserved word or any special part of Ruby
> syntax.
> 
> It's just a method in module Kernel.
> 
> --
> Ned Konz
> http://bike-nomad.com
> GPG key ID: BEEA7EFE

And THAT, my friends, is THE BEST answer of all.  

Require is a method, not a keyword.

I really like this language!

-rich