odd behavior with acts_as_authenticated

following the instructions on
http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/Acts_as_authenticated

I got it all working, except I can't see how to make my currently
logged in user's info appear on the /account/index page.

I replaced the poem that comes default from the generator in /account/
index.rhtml with:

<h1>User home page.</h1>

<% if logged_in? %>
  you are logged in
  <br>
  your email: <% current_user.email %>
  <br>
    your login: <% current_user.login %>
  <% else %>
   you are not logged in
  <% end %>

This WORKS to show me if the user is logged in or now (so I guess the
logged_in? is ok), but for some reason <% current_user.email %> and <%
current_user.login %> both come out blank even though I can see data
in the database for the currently logged in user.

Maybe I got the syntax wrong or something? Wondering how to make this
work. thanks.

This WORKS to show me if the user is logged in or now (so I guess the
logged_in? is ok), but for some reason <% current_user.email %> and <%
current_user.login %> both come out blank even though I can see data
in the database for the currently logged in user.

Maybe I got the syntax wrong or something? Wondering how to make this
work. thanks.

Use <%= if you want to actually output the data. This has nothing to
do with acts_as_authenticated.