Chris Thomas <chris / m-audio.com> wrote:
> - The ternary operator is idiomatic of expert (or expert-wannabe) use 
> of the C family of languages and likely to confuse and even scare away 
> novice Ruby users who aren't from that segment of the population, or 
> only have limited experience with C.

The ternary operator is *useful*, as evidenced by the fact that people
use it when equivalents exist.

martin