Migration crashes when using braces to delimit blocks

Hi,

I have been using a bit of ruby here and there for scripting jobs for
a year
or so, and more recently have started dabbling in rails. I was
wondering if
anyone can help me with a strange behaviour I am getting when trying to
run a
migration. If I delimit a block for the create_table method with
braces, the
migration crashes, whereas the exact same code with the braces replaced
by
do/end runs fine. Does anybody have any idea why this would be?

Thanks,

Michael.

========== Migration Code: ==========

class SimplifiedVersion < ActiveRecord::Migration
def self.up

create_table :functional_rights { |t|  # A table storing the actions on 

a
given controller that a given right allows a user to perform.
t.column :name, :string, :null => false
t.column :controller, :string, :null => false
t.column :action, :string, :null => false
}

end

def self.down
drop_table :functional_rights
end
end

========== Output from rake: ==========

rake aborted!
./db/migrate//002_simplified_version.rb:4: syntax error, unexpected ‘{’,
expecting kEND
create_table :functional_rights { |t| # A table storing the
actions
on a given controller that a given right allows a user to perform.
^
./db/migrate//002_simplified_version.rb:5: syntax error, unexpected
tSYMBEG,
expecting kEND
t.column :name, :string, :null => false
^
./db/migrate//002_simplified_version.rb:8: syntax error, unexpected ‘}’,
expecting kEND
./db/migrate//002_simplified_version.rb:15: syntax error, unexpected
$end,
expecting kEND

If I delimit a block for the create_table
method with braces, the migration crashes, whereas the exact same code with
the braces replaced by do/end runs fine. Does anybody have any idea why
this would be?

Hmm, posted to soon, I’ve found the answer. It’s a precedence thing –
if I
wrap the parameter to create_table in parentheses, everything is fine.

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