On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 08:35:02AM +0900, Dmitri Colebatch wrote:

>   def foo(foobar)
>     bar = 0;
>     if foobar != nil
>       bar = foobar * 4
>     else
>       bar = "foobar!"
>     end
>     bar
>   end

This works fine in my system.  Check your code.  Try this example on your 
system.

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Daniel Carrera
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