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diff --git a/object.c b/object.c
index 3719817..7064557 100644
--- a/object.c
+++ b/object.c
@@ -1966,10 +1966,12 @@ rb_obj_public_methods(argc, argv, obj)
/*
* call-seq:
* obj.instance_variable_get(symbol) => obj
- *
- * Returns the value of the given instance variable (or throws a
- * <code>NameError</code> exception). The <code>@</code> part of the
- * variable name should be included for regular instance variables
+ *
+ * Returns the value of the given instance variable, or nil if the
+ * instance variable is not set. The <code>@</code> part of the
+ * variable name should be included for regular instance
+ * variables. Throws a <code>NameError</code> exception if the
+ * supplied symbol is not valid as an instance variable name.
*
* class Fred
* def initialize(p1, p2)