Hi all.

I'm new to Ruby, so please don't shout.  :-)  I used to really like doing
these kind of things in Perl:  (example in metacode)

  $debug and print "some kind of message"

and:

  unless $quiet print "extra info here"

Is there a RubyWay(tm) to express this kind of Perl shorthand (besides using
a class)?

Cheers,
Nightblade