On Jan 23, 2006, at 9:56 AM, Mage wrote:

>          Hello,

Hello and welcome to 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.

Actually, the current version of the Pickaxe covers very modern Ruby:

http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/ruby/index.html

I strongly recommend picking it up.

> I failed to find something like "what changed from 1.6 to 1.8". Can  
> you help me?

The top hit from Google for "What's new in Ruby 1.8" is:

http://whytheluckystiff.net/articles/rubyOneEightOh.html

;)

James Edward Gray II