On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 14:44:15 +0900, John Carter wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Aug 2005, basi wrote:
> 
>> Hello,
>> I'm a bit tired typing:
>>
>> if a == "" or a == nil
>> if a != "" and a !== nil
>>
>> I'm sure there is a Ruby way to do this.
> 
> 
> class NilClass
>    def empty?
>      true
>    end
> end
> 
> if a.empty?
> 

I vote for this one because a good programmer is a lazy sod. Where ever
you would end up doing a thing more than once, write it is such a way that
you never have to type it again.