Hello --

On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Firestone, Mark - Technical Support wrote:

> The only Ruby code I can really read is mine, because it looks like Pascal
> ported to Ruby.
>
> There are many, many features of this language that I don't use, nor do I
> understand them.  I think the Pickaxe book is great (and many thanks to
> Wayne for giving me a paper copy)... but what is needed is a book or
> something that explains the concepts behind the language, as well as the
> language, and WHY and HOW you want and need to use them.

You might want to check out "The Ruby Way", by Hal Fulton.  It
combines language description with lots of need/case-driven examples
and explanations.


David

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