----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dmitri Colebatch" <dim / colebatch.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: Local variable scope


> :D  always the way....  ok, by works fine - I'm assuming the intent is 
> obvious (in that I expect it to return the arg multiplied by 4, or the 
> string "foobar!" if there is no arg passed in.

:) Yes... actually I guess you'd have to default it to
nil if you actually wanted it to accept NO ARGUMENT 
passed in:  def foo(foobar=nil)

Hal