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                       Ruby Facets, v0.6.2

                 Fantastic Atomic Core Extensions


ABSTRACT: Ruby Facets is a cornicopia of core extensions for the Ruby
programming language. It is unique by virtue of the atomicity of its
design. Methods are stored in their own files, allowing for extremely
granular control of requirements. Ruby Facets is a subproject of Ruby
Calibre.


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                   http://calibre.rubyforge.org



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(from ANN)

A new version of Ruby Facets is out: 0.6.2. This version adds some new
methods including the Kilmer inspired time and byte methods found in
Rails. Here's a brief list of additions/changes:

* Added kernel/resc as a shortcut for Regexp.escape.

* Renamed hash/keys_to_string to hash/key_to_s and hash/keys_to_symbol
to hash/keys_to_sym to be more consistant with other methods and what
these methods specifically do. The old names have been deprecated.

* Added hash/has_keys?, which allows for checking mutliple keys at once.
Also includes #has_only_keys?

* Added Rail's Time and Byte modules for Numeric with numeric/times.rb
and numeric/bytes.rb (I've been informed that thanks go to Rich Kilmer
for this. Thanks!)

* Added numeric/octet_unit which utilizes numeric/bytes. (The name of
this method may change in the future though.)

* Added enumerable/uniq_by.

* Added module/abstract.

* Added module/redirect which is similar to alias, but does not copy the
method, but rather wraps it. It also takes a hash so multiple methods
can be redirected all at once.

* Added string/shatter which is similar to split but includes the
matched portions of text.

If you are interested in contributing to a project but have little time
to spare, helping with Facets may be a perfect project. There are still
plenty of light-weight tasks to do: improve documentation, improve the
tests and write a few yet missing, improve the rohbustness of methods
themselves, including exceptional error catching, and of course there's
plenty of room for adding new goodies, too. If you have any extension
methods that you use and think may be of benefit to others, please let
me know.

And, of course, please let me know if you come across any bugs.

You can contact me either privately or via ruby-talk, or through the new
calibre-cuts mailing-list:

  http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/calibre-cuts

Thanks,
T.


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