> I was cutting to the chase. I have read too many posts from
> people who have only read a couple of articles on Ruby and
> think that they can fix by making it more like C++, C, Java,
> Python, Perl, Visual Basic or whatever they think they
> understand.

Then as participants here, it's our job to helpfully explain to
these folks, as best we can, how their suggestion may actually
not be a fix at all.

Geek points *will* be deducted for discourteousness! ;)