On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 11:41 PM, Mike Stephens <rubfor / recitel.net> wrote:
> David Masover wrote in post #965565:.
>> I'd argue you're not a Ruby programmer, and you've missed the whole
>> point of
>> Ruby, if you're using that many globals.
>
> As I relayed previously on this channel, I was introduced to Ruby by
> Ulrika (about five years ago). On an old laptop I found one of her
> programs, and it was written in a simple style with lots of globals. It
> just seemed so dead easy to understand.
>
> I believe the program I wrote whilst not typical of Ruby programs is
> quicker to understand than the more dense solutions given by others -
> and that's important in programming.
>
> For all the people on here deciding now to ditch heavy OO and switch to
> the more modern easy-going procedural style of Ruby, I would point out
> that using globals is called 'common coupling' and frowned upon versus
> 'normal coupling' where you pass variable as method arguments.
>
You're free to abuse the language however you like. I raised a
somewhat dubious eye to your practices, but YMYR. (Your machine your
rules)

~Johnneylee