Tom Pollard wrote:
> http://www.rubycentral.com/book/language.html

This should be the famous pickaxe.

The subtitle "The pragmatic Programmer's Guide" misguided me.
Besides, I've just realized that the language is described in the first 
400 pages so it can't be so wordy. Never judge a book by its cover (or 
its thickness).

Thank you, Kiuhnm