why the lucky stiff wrote:

> If you don't mind, I'm going to add this tiny example to the page.  This is 
> incredibly readable and demonstrates a number of Ruby's brilliant features at 
> once.

Certainly!  That's the first time someone's called something I wrote "readable" :-).
 
> I've also just finished a section on Procs, StringIO, -run, and fixed the 
> Class.new and Module.new section.  Just now starting on marshal_load, 
> marshal_dump, String#[], String#to_i, and Array#zip.

Great.  I'll go have another read.

> Whew!  There's so much!

Yes, there certainly is.  I've been avoiding using the 1.8 features until we got to preview releases, so it's all new (and fantastic!) to me.

H.