On Wed, 2002-12-04 at 18:11, Shannon Fang wrote:

> Aboutother stuff like $_ $! $` .... I *hate* them. Probably 
> using english.rb is better?

The only $<punctuation> symbols I regularly use are $1..$9 (and very
rarely $' and $`) -- you could use English.rb for the rest, but instead
I'd recommend trying a coding style that just doesn't need them.
Whenever you find yourself using one of them, treat it as a warning
flag, and ask if perhaps there's an alternative.


Dave