Thanks Doug. More concise and articulate that I ever could be.

On Thu, 19 Jan 2006 21:25:46 +0900
Doug Bromley <doug.bromley / gmail.com> wrote:

> I think what John is saying is that in the other languages he's used
> there is a single way of doing something and once you've learnt the
> concept - thats it.  Done.
> However, in the Ruby language there's multiple ways of doing the same
> thing and having every example of a concept thrown at you can be a
> little overwhelming and leave you feeling a little lost, asking - Why
> not just have one way?!
> 
> Its a common frustration of people who've come from other programming
> backgrounds besides Perl, etc.
> 
> 
> On 1/19/06, John Maclean <info / jayeola.org> wrote:
> > Chaps,
> >
> > Ruby seems like a great language and the book's good too. However a novice like me won't be able to appreciate *.rb when there's soooo many examples of "there's more than one way to do it". I learn pretty quickly and even faster when I can understand a concept, test it and see that it works. How do you other novices feel about this?
> >
> > This is not a rant/flame/plug my book/some other language is better posting ;)
> >
> > --
> > John Maclean
> > MSc (DIC)
> > 07739 171 531
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> --
> Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd
> have preferred to talk.
> 
> 
> 


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