On 2007-01-12 17:11:54 +0100, "Phrogz" <gavin / refinery.com> said:

> Josselin wrote:
>> I wrote the following ruby statements..  I get the result I need , I
>> tried to DRY it for 2 hours without being successfull ,
>> 
>> d = d.gsub(/\r\n/,' ')   # get rid of carriage return
>> d = d.gsub(/;/,' ')  # replace column by space
>> d = d.gsub(/,/,' ') # replace comma by space
>> a  = d.split(' ')   # split into component , space as divider
> 
> BTW, that is already reasonably DRY, in my opinion. Calling the same
> method repeatedly but with different parameters is not "repeating
> yourself". It would be WET (hrm...Way Extra Toomuchcode) if you had
> something like:
> 
> d = d.gsub( /\r\n/, ' ' )
> e = e.gsub( /\r\n/, ' ' )
> f = f.gsub( /\r\n/, ' ' )
> g = g.gsub( /\r\n/, ' ' )
> etc.
> 
> It's just semantics, but IMO what you're asking for is to make your
> code more compact (but not necessarily golfing).

Thanks to all of you... as a newbie I try to keep this kind of useful 
comment in my mind  DRY vs WET
(it's now engraved...)