On 10:29 Sun 29 Jul     , Phlip wrote:
> forgottenwizard wrote:
> 
> > What kind of diffrences are there, effectivly, between case and a series
> > of if statements, like in this:
> 
> Google for "premature optimization is the root of all evil".
> 
> Ruby is not the most performant language on the block, and both those
> statements will resolve to a chain of conditionals. You need to devote your
> time to making clear readable code that's easy to upgrade. When the time
> comes to speed it up, if you have unit tests, you can change it easily,
> while profiling to see what's actually slow. Trying to guess what will be
> slow will only make you waste time writing complex code.
> 
> The most important resource to optimize is programmer time.
> 
> -- 
>  Phlip
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>  ^ assert_xpath
>  http://tinyurl.com/23tlu5  <-- assert_raise_message
> 

Okay, to sum up what you said, not a damn thing? Thats all the answer I
needed, not an explination why I shouldn't bother to care how to do
things properly, or why I would not want to try and learn a little more
on the internals of a language.