Hi!

At Mon, 3 Jul 2006 01:29:40 +0900, Dave Burt wrote:
> http://dave.burt.id.au/ruby/fixed_width_ints.rb
> http://dave.burt.id.au/ruby/weak_hash.rb

The problem that the former URL is wrong turned my attention to the
question wether to post URLs that points to the Ruby code that one
assumes to be a solution to the Ruby Quiz or to post the suggested
code.

My opinion is that one should post the code.

 - Posting the code is less error-prone simply because fewer sources
   of error are involved. No web server and browser is needed and in
   most cases mail user agents are superior to web servers and
   browsers as far as translation of one system's encoding to another
   one's is concerned. Solutions to the Ruby Quiz don't tend to be
   longer than ordinary e-mails so size is no reason not to use
   e-mail.

 - To my understanding, the reason of providing code is not primarily
   being listed as one of the people who contributed a solution. It is
   rather allowing others to comment on the code, point out mistakes,
   provide stylistic improvements, or even discuss if the solution
   actually fits the specification. This process is simplified by
   including the code in the mail so that it can easily be quoted.

 - Several mail user agents provide no easy way to open a URL. This
   usually means that one needs to copy it, perhaps start a Web
   browser, and then direct that browser to the given URL. The obvious
   question one may raise: Is that code acutally worth the effort? Theq
   likeliest answer is "No. If that guy were sure that he has written
   fantastic code, wouldn't he be proud and show it to everyone in the
   most direct manner? Next mail, please."

Just my 0.02 EUR.

Josef 'Jupp' Schugt