01 May '12, 1am

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Thanks for the review, Peter. And all the comments that followed. I can't say I am surprised that many Ruby programmers dislike The Book Of Ruby. I take a very clear approach to programming which is at odds with the preferences of many Ruby programmers. I have outlined my approach here: http://www.bitwisemag.com/2/Programming-With-Style Bear in mind that I've been programming for about 25 years or so now and, in that time, I have developed some pretty strong views. My overriding goals in programming are clarity and maintainability. As I state in my introduction to the book, I don't object to other people adopting coding conventions that differ from mine if they find them useful. That, however, is not what my book is about. The Book Of Ruby was originally written for our internal use when developing the IntelliSense inference engine (in effect a sort of Ruby interpreter) fo...

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