"Peter Hickman" <peter / semantico.com> wrote in message
news:3CEA7101.6010607 / semantico.com...

> How about 'Design Patterns in Ruby'
> so those of us that went to Uni
> before OO became mainstream could learn.

Many patterns are language-independent, so you don't need a specific
version for your chosen language, whatever it is. On the other hand,
some (lower-level) patterns *are* specific to a particular language, and
might not even make sense if you change to a different language.

I suggest you begin your study of patterns in general, while someone
writes down the Ruby-specific patterns you need. Always remembering that
patterns can only sensibly be recorded by someone who has encountered
and overcome particular problems often enough to recognise them, and to
codify general approaches to solving them. You could try Andy and Dave,
but you know how lazy they are, sleeping *every* night, eating *every*
day.... ;-)

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Steve Merrick

"Who cares, wins"