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A block has the form
{ <expr>; ... <expr>; }
The expressions are evaluated in left-to-right order. Every block has at least one expression; the value of a block is the value of the last expression. The expressions of a block may have any static types. The static type of a block is the static type of the last expression.

An occasional source of confusion in Cool is the use of semi-colons (``;''). Semi-colons are used as terminators in lists of expressions (e.g., the block syntax above) and not as expression separators. Semi-colons also terminate other Cool constructs, see Section 11 for details.