Have you tried 'Programming Ruby : The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide' ?

IMHO, does quite a good job at explaining language concepts even down to how
classes and objects behave under the skin.

--
Justin Johnson.


"Firestone, Mark - Technical Support" <mark.firestone / gossgraphic.co.uk>
wrote in message news:46487A0D3619D511BF860000F6B99827D2C464 / PRESGGS17...
> 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.
>
> My two cents.
>
> Mark
> http://retrobbs.org