From: "Pe, Botp" <botp / delmonte-phil.com>


> [On 'and' and '&&']
> I am surprise and I'm new to Ruby :-)
>
> I do find both structurally same, but why the difference in precedence?
>
> Pls enlighten..

Not so long ago, Matz stated that the difference in precedence was because
natural language doesn't observe a high precedence for 'and'.  I thought that
was a very nice observation from a computer geek.

Anyway, if you get any more authoriatitive answers (I may be confusing the
issue with something else :), this one should be a FAQ.

Cheers,
Gavin