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Huh?

dcarrera ~ $ ruby -v
ruby 1.8.0 (2002-12-24) [sparc-solaris2.8]
dcarrera ~ $ irb
>> $3somevar = "whatever" 
=> "whatever"


What's the problem?

Try the above and see if it works for you.  The problem might be 
elsewhere.

On Fri, Jun 27, 2003 at 12:39:10PM +0900, Donglai Gong wrote:
> Hi, I'm new to Ruby programming and I just upgraded from 1.6.8 to 1.8.0 
> preview3.  I noticed that I can no longer define global variables like 
> $3somevar (an example of the error I get is attached below).  Ruby 1.8 
> seems to complain about the 3 following the $ where it was perfectly 
> fine with it in 1.6.8.  Is there a reason for this?  Thanks.
> 
> Regards,
> Donglai
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> %ruby example.rb
> example.rb:1: warning: useless use of a variable in void context
> example.rb:1: syntax error
> $3somevar = "whatever"
>                    ^
> 

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