How about a vote? I vote to add elseif as an alternative... Least 
Superise... I like it.

Shannon

>From: paul / argelfraster.org (Paul J. Sanchez)
>Reply-To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
>To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org (ruby-talk ML)
>Subject: Re: elseif?
>Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 14:53:08 +0900
>
> >>>>> "Shannon" == Shannon Fang <xrfang / hotmail.com> writes:
>
>     Shannon> Hi, I just happend to find out that the "elseif" in ruby
>     Shannon> is spelled as "elsif". Can anyone, probably Matz, tell me
>     Shannon> if there's any "historical" reason? :)
>
>That was the thing I found most jarring about Ruby, too.  Not being a
>Perl programmer, "elsif" violated the principal of least surprise for
>me.  As I said in a post here a couple of months ago, I think it's a
>human factors issue.  I understand all the Perl'ers and old Ruby hands
>wanting to keep "elsif", but since it doesn't conflict with anything I
>wish "elseif" would be added as an alternate syntax.  After all,
>there's more than one way to do lots of other things in Ruby, and
>that's a good thing!
>
>--paul


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