On 1/23/06, Mage <mage / mage.hu> wrote:
>           Hello,
>
> some months ago I started to use Python and to see the light.
>
> Now my eyes are a bit burned so I went back to the darkness (for some
> glittering red gem). I started Ruby.
>
> I read almost the whole pragmatic programmer book without writing a
> piece of code, except this: 15.times { puts 'I love you, xxx'}, where
> xxx were my girlfriend's name. From that moment she also started to like
> Ruby.
>
> It is a good book. However, it is based on Ruby 1.6. I failed to find
> something like "what changed from 1.6 to 1.8". Can you help me?

The second edition of the book was released two years ago or so and
covers Ruby 1.8.  You should read that one instead.

Here's a pretty good summary of the changes in Ruby 1.8. 
http://whytheluckystiff.net/articles/rubyOneEightOh.html