paul wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> A little thing that is bugging me is that I don't know how to do a
> "count++" (like in Java) in Ruby. 

The rubyish way to do

  count++

is

  count += 1

Many Ruby first-timers are disconcerted by the lack of the ++ operator, 
as I was myself. After some reflection and experience with the language, 
I no longer miss it. It's one extra keystroke (or three if you pad with 
spaces like I do), but it forever eliminates the confusion of ++var vs. 
var++. Once you accept that there's no ++ syntactic sugar in Ruby and 
embrace += and -=, I think you'll be a much happier coder.

Tom