> If you have not yet read them, you also might find the following to be
> better and more useful answers to your questions:
> 
>      37 Reasons I Love Ruby, by Hal Fulton:
>      http://www.hypermetrics.com/ruby37.html

Thanks for referencing this, Dennis...

I'll add a disclaimer that this list is pretty old. If I
were writing it from scratch today, I might write it
differently.

I still stand by the essence of what I wrote, but I
don't think it captures the beauty of Ruby.

Cheers,
Hal