[ruby-talk:25946] Re: ANN: regex engine development (was: Re: Why not
xmlparser?)

is repeating , I got 26 copies in the last 2 mins.



I do not have a big enough mailbox for this junk.

If it does not stop, I have to remove myself from this mailing list

thanks you

----- Original Message -----
From: "Conrad Schneiker" <schneiker / jump.net>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>; <undisclosed-recipients:>
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 02:24
Subject: [ruby-talk:24640] RUBY NEWSGROUP FAQ -- Welcome to comp.lang.ruby!
(Revised 2001-11-08)


> RUBY NEWSGROUP FAQ -- Welcome to comp.lang.ruby!  (Revised 2001-11-08)
>
> This FAQ contains information for those who want to:
>
>   1) learn more about Ruby, and want to
>   2) post to comp.lang.ruby or to the ruby-lang mail list, or want to
>   3) provide anonymous feedback to help us improve Ruby.
>
> This FAQ is normally posted every 2 weeks or so.
>
> TABLE OF CONTENTS
>
>     1 About Ruby.
>     1.1 What is Ruby?
>     1.2 Where can I find out more about Ruby?
>     2 About comp.lang.ruby.
>     2.1 Tell me about comp.lang.ruby.
>     2.2 Tell me the posting guidelines for comp.lang.ruby.
>     2.3 Tell me about the prolific Matz poster.
>     3. Anything else?
>
> 1 About Ruby.
>
> 1.1 What is Ruby?
>
>     Ruby is a very high level, fully OO programming language. Indeed,
>     Ruby is one of the relatively few pure OO languages. Yet despite
>     its conceptual simplicity, Ruby is still a powerful and practical
>     "industrial strength" development language.
>
>     Ruby selectively integrates many good ideas taken from Perl,
>     Python, Smalltalk, Eiffel, ADA, Clu, and Lisp.  (Ruby is more
>     fully OO than Python in so far as basic types such as hashes can
>     be subclassed. See Ruby FAQ 1.4.) Ruby combines these ideas in a
>     natural, well-coordinated system that embodies the principles of
>     least effort and least surprise to a substantially greater extent
>     than most comparable languages--i.e. you get more bang for your
>     buck, and what you write is more likely to give you what you
>     expected to get.  Ruby is thus a relatively easy to learn, easy to
>     read, and easy to maintain language, yet it is very powerful and
>     sophisticated.
>
>     In addition to common OO features, Ruby also has threads,
>     singleton methods, mix-ins, fully integrated closures and
>     iterators, plus proper meta-classes.   Ruby has a true
>     mark-and-sweep garbage collector, which makes code more reliable
>     and simplifies writing extensions.  In summary, Ruby provides a
>     very powerful and very easy to deploy "standing on the shoulders
>     of giants" OO scaffolding/framework so that you can more quickly
>     and easily build what you want to build, to do what you want to
>     do.
>
>     You will find many former (and current) Perl, Python, Java, and
>     C++ users on comp.lang.ruby that can help you get up to speed in
>     Ruby.
>
>     Finally, Ruby is an "open source" development programming
>     language.
>
> 1.2 Where can I find out more about Ruby?
>
>     Ruby's home web site:
>
>         http://www.ruby-lang.org/en (Ruby English language home page.)
>
>             Follow the links to documentation, downloads, the Ruby
>             Application Archive, the Ruby mail list archives, and lots
>             of other interesting information.
>
>     Ruby's other major on-line documentation and links site:
>
>         http://www.rubycentral.com
>
>     Ruby FAQ:
>
>         http://www.rubycentral.com/faq/
>
>     Ruby User's Guide (introductory tutorial):
>
>         http://www.ruby-lang.org/~slagell/ruby/
>
>     Ruby Reference Manual:
>
>         http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/doc.html
>
>     Ruby classes, modules, and methods reference:
>
>         http://www.rubycentral.com/ref/
>
>     English language Ruby books (author alpha order):
>
>         Ruby In A Nutshell
>         by Yukihiro Matsumoto
>         O'Reilly & Associates; ISBN: 0596002149 (November, 2001)
>
>         Programming Ruby, A Pragmatic Guide
>         by Dave Thomas and Andrew Hunt
>         Addison Wesley; ISBN: 0201710897 (2000)
>         Internet version: http://www.rubycentral.com/ref/
>         Eratta: http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/ruby/errata.html
>
>     Forthcoming English language Ruby books (author alpha order):
>
>         The Ruby Way
>         by Hal Fulton
>         Sams; ISBN: 0672320835 (December, 2001)
>
>         The Ruby Programming Language
>         by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto and Keiju Ishitsuka
>         Addison Wesley Professional; ISBN: 020171096X (June, 2002)
>
>         Ruby Developer's Guide
>         by Michael Neumann, Robert Feldt, Lyle Johnson
>         Publishers Group West; ISBN: 1928994644 (December, 2001)
>
>         Sams Teach Yourself Ruby in 21 Days
>         by Mark Slagell
>         Sams; ISBN: 0672322528 (January, 2002)
>
>     Forthcoming German language Ruby books (author alpha order):
>
>         Programmieren mit Ruby
>         by Armin R?hrl, Stefan Schmiedl, Clemens Wyss, etc.
>         dpunkt.de; ISBN 3898641511 (February, 2002)
>
>     Search past postings to comp.lang.ruby or the ruby-lang mail list
>     (which have been mirrored to each other since mid-2000):
>
>         http://www.deja.com/home_ps.shtml
>         (Enter comp.lang.ruby in the "forum" entry field.)
>
>         http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/ruby/ruby-talk/index.shtml
>
>     Local Ruby users and groups in your area:
>
>         http://www.pragprog.com/ruby?RubyUserGroups
>
> 2 About comp.lang.ruby.
>
> 2.1 Tell me about comp.lang.ruby.
>
>     comp.lang.ruby was officially approved in early May, 2000. Here
>     is the official charter:
>
>         CHARTER: comp.lang.ruby
>
>         The comp.lang.ruby newsgroup is devoted to discussions of the
>         Ruby programming language and related issues.
>
>         Examples of relevant postings include, but are not be limited
>         to, the following subjects:
>
>         - Bug reports
>         - Announcements of software written with Ruby
>         - Examples of Ruby code
>         - Suggestions for Ruby developers
>         - Requests for help from new Ruby programmers
>
>         The newsgroup is not moderated.  Binaries are prohibited
>         (except the small PGP type). Advertising is prohibited (except
>         for announcements of new Ruby-related products).
>
>         END CHARTER.
>
> 2.2 Tell me the posting guidelines for comp.lang.ruby.
>
>     (You should also follow these guidelines for the ruby-list mail
>     list, since it is mirrored to comp.lang.ruby.)
>
>     (1) ALWAYS be friendly, considerate, tactful, and tasteful.  We
>         want to keep this forum hospitable to the growing ranks of
>         newbies, very young people, and their teachers, as well as
>         cater to fire breathing wizards.  :-)
>
>     (2) Keep your content relevant and easy to follow. Try to keep
>         your content brief and to the point, but also try to include
>         all relevant information.
>
>         (a) The general format guidelines (aka USENET Netiquette) are
>             matters of common sense and common courtesy that make life
>             easier for 3rd parties to follow along (in real time or
>             when perusing archives):
>
>             - PLEASE NOTE! Include quoted text from previous posts
>               *BEFORE* your responses. And *selectively* quote as much
>               as is relevant.
>             - Use *plain* text; don't use HTML, RTF, or Word. Most
>               mail or newsreader program have an option for this; if
>               yours doesn't, get a (freeware) program or use a
>               web-based service that does.
>             - Include examples from files as *in-line* text; don't
>               use attachments.
>
>         (b) If reporting a problem, give *all* the relevant
>             information the first time; this isn't the psychic friends
>             newsgroup.  :-)  When appropriate, include:
>
>             - The version of Ruby. ("ruby -v")
>             - The compiler name and version used to build Ruby.
>             - The OS type and level. ("uname -a")
>             - The actual error messages.
>             - An example (preferably simple) that produces the
>               problem.
>
>         (c) If reporting a bug, please copy (cc:) your post to:
>
>                 mailto:ruby-bugs / ruby-lang.org
>
>             This will enter your report into the Ruby bug database.
>             You can browse the database at:
>
>                 http://www.ruby-lang.org/cgi-bin/ruby-bugs
>
>     (3) Make the subject line maximally informative, so that people
>         who should be interested will read your post and so that people
>         who wouldn't be interested can easily avoid it.
>
>         *Usefully* describe the contents of your post:
>
>             This is OK:
>
>                 "How can I do x with y on z?"
>                 "Problem: did x, expected y, got z."
>                 "Bug: doing x with module y crashed z."
>
>             This is *NOT* OK:
>
>                 "Please help!!!"
>                 "Newbie question"
>                 "Need Ruby guru to tell me what's wrong"
>
>     (4) Finally, be considerate: don't be too lazy. If you are
>         seeking information, first make a reasonable effort to look it
>         up. As appropriate, check the Ruby home page, check the Ruby
>         FAQ and other documentation, use deja.com to search past
>         comp.lang.ruby postings, and so on.
>
> 2.3 Tell me about the prolific Matz poster.
>
>     Matz (aka Yukihiro Matsumoto) is the wizard who created Ruby for
>     us, so be nice to him. He is very busy, so be patient when asking
>     questions. See the Ruby home page to find out more about him and
>     his work. I founded comp.lang.ruby at his suggestion. Contrary to
>     lots of skepticism, it was approved on the first attempt, with 200
>     yes votes.
>
> 3. Anything else?
>
>     If you are new to Ruby (or haven't previously taken the Ruby User
>     Survey), please take a moment to anonymously tell us about your
>     programming background and about your Ruby-related interests. The
>     results will be reported back to the Ruby community from time to
>     time. This helps us do a better job of helping each other, and to
>     more effectively expand the Ruby community for our mutual benefit.
>     The survey is at:
>
>         http://dev.rubycentral.com/survey.html
>
>     This FAQ was produced by Conrad Schneiker (schneiker / jump.net).
>     I'm interested in corrections and suggestions, but remember that
>     the purpose of this FAQ is to be a brief and simple introduction
>     for new comp.lang.ruby readers.
>
>     In closing, one of the reasons that Ruby was designed to be
>     relatively simple, uniform, yet very powerful was to make serious
>     programming (among other kinds) fun.  We hope you will help us
>     keep comp.lang.ruby fun as well. Enjoy.  :-)
>
>


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