On Feb 3, 4:45   򮮮 
> On Feb 2, 2009, at 18:34 , mwlang88 wrote:
>
> >> in other words, why would I want to add 250 lines of dependency code
> >> where 0 seems to suffice?
>
> > As always, depends on where you want to go with it.   
> > to catch typos immediately much like a compiled language might.
>
> immediately? how? you can't (afaik) do better than a runtime error of > some kind. No different than a const_missing/NameError that you're > going to get with a typo'd constant name.
>
> > I also wanted to associate a display value with a symbol.
>
> #to_s ? #to_html ? #to_whatever ? Maybe I'm not getting your point on > this one.
>
> > And I also wanted to have that be enumerable so I can populate a > > dropdown list or emit radio button groups and checkboxes.
>
> Arrays are already enumerable.
>
>  actual code from png.rb:
>   >     Ƣ>   Ƣ
>     Ƣ>     ƶƢ>   Ƣ
>   ƷƷƢ
>     ưƢ>     ưƢ>   ƷưƢ
>   ưƢ
>     ưƢ>     Ƣ>   ưƢ
>
> so it would be trivial to do:
>
>  ۮ 宮>
> ..
> options_from_collection_for_select(Color::Colors, :to_hex, :name)
>
> > Not every case calls for Elemental, but I find that it heightens my
> > code's clarity and maintainability and felt it worthy to release to
> > public domain.
>
> Granted, the doco you have up on github is a tad on the light side, > but I just don't see it. Ruby seems to provide pretty good mechanisms > for everything you're trying to solve.

This is some interesting stuff and you have just shown me a technique/
use of arrays I haven't encountered yet.  Looks like I'm going to have
to take myself back to school here.

Michael