Hi, I'm Lex. I've been Rubying for a few months now and can't get
enough.

I'm new to the list, so I'll tell a little bit about myself. I'm 23
years old and a high school dropout. I'm a self-taught programmer
starting from the age of 10. I've learned 13 languages (not including
markup languages) and my favorites (depending on the task) are Ruby,
Scheme, JavaScript, Java, C, and assembly. I work as an enterprise Java
developer and love it, but I have aspirations to work with AI and game
development.

I'm a bit of a braggart and apologize for it. My arrogant tendencies
recently led me to writing the attached program. I believe it is a
suitable greeting for this list.

I recently made the mistake of comparing a Ruby "hello world" program to
a Java "hello world" program while at work and it began an office war of
the shortest hello world in various languages (from clipper to klingon).

Well after the artillery died down, I decided to flip the coin and write
a long "Hello World". It's just obfuscated enough to not contain "hello
world" anywhere in it, but should still be pretty easy to follow. My
hope was that it would inspire my office mates to have to learn a little
Ruby just to figure out how it worked, while demonstrating some of the
neat features Ruby has to offer.

Thanks to everybody for a great list and a great language.

Attachments:
http://www.ruby-forum.com/attachment/2495/hello.rb

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