----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Djaja Tjokroaminata" <billtj / y.glue.umd.edu>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: thoughts on typelessness


> This discussion made me realize that in Ruby, the keywords are not very
> very special.  It seems that they are special mostly (or only?) in
> /^\s*keyword\s+/.

I've never known if there was a simple rule
describing when a keyword could be used. I 
suspect it's not that simple.

There have been one or two times I *expected*
to be able to use a keyword, and I could not.
Can't think of an example.

I think most/all can be used as method names
but not as local variables. Can someone clarify?

Hal