Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov said:
> now i use
>
>    if TrueClass === options['verbose']
>      @verbosity = 4
>    else
>      @verbosity = Integer options['verbose']
>    end

Hmmm ... why don't you use:

  if options['verbose'] == true
    ...

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