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authordrbrain <drbrain@b2dd03c8-39d4-4d8f-98ff-823fe69b080e>2013-01-23 01:41:37 +0000
committerdrbrain <drbrain@b2dd03c8-39d4-4d8f-98ff-823fe69b080e>2013-01-23 01:41:37 +0000
commit596ed9c781ca9e9e6b381cd19b7616513e756ff5 (patch)
tree2e5247136931f140ae922e53e2f1065e490d70e2 /doc/syntax
parent27841296538ece9c149d85da72c9234ad08556d2 (diff)
* doc/syntax/assignment.rdoc (Implicit Array Assignment): Clarify
that "left-hand side" means "of the assignment". Suggested by Jorge Dias. * doc/syntax/assignment.rdoc (Multiple Assignment): ditto. git-svn-id: svn+ssh://ci.ruby-lang.org/ruby/trunk@38902 b2dd03c8-39d4-4d8f-98ff-823fe69b080e
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diff --git a/doc/syntax/assignment.rdoc b/doc/syntax/assignment.rdoc
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--- a/doc/syntax/assignment.rdoc
+++ b/doc/syntax/assignment.rdoc
@@ -374,7 +374,7 @@ assigning. This is similar to multiple assignment:
p a # prints [1, 2, 3]
-You can splat anywhere in the left-hand side:
+You can splat anywhere in the left-hand side of the assignment:
a = 1, *[2, 3]
@@ -408,14 +408,15 @@ You can use multiple assignment to swap two values in-place:
p new_value: new_value, old_value: old_value
# prints {:new_value=>1, :old_value=>2}
-If you have more values on the left hand side than variables on the right hand
-side the extra values are ignored:
+If you have more values on the left hand side of the assignment than variables
+on the right hand side the extra values are ignored:
a, b = 1, 2, 3
p a: a, b: b # prints {:a=>1, :b=>2}
-You can use <code>*</code> to gather extra values on the right-hand side.
+You can use <code>*</code> to gather extra values on the right-hand side of
+the assignment.
a, *b = 1, 2, 3