Mauricio Fern?ndez wrote:

>On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:41:38PM +0900, Alan Davies wrote:
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>>>Since the first edition of the Pickaxe book didn't exactly fly off the 
>>>shelves (that's my understanding anyway) you can imagine that AW would 
>>>      
>>>
>>Maybe if you don't make the new version available online, then more 
>>people will buy it?  I for one can hold my hand up in shame and say that 
>>I haven't bought the existing one, because the ruby installer comes with 
>>an electronic version of it.
>>
>>OTOH...
>>I bought it *thanks* to the web version; had it not existed I'd probably
>>have ended up using Python :P I don't know if the the decision to
>>distribute the Pickaxe for free made sense economically (probably not),
>>but it certainly has done a lot for the expansion of Ruby, so we cannot
>>but thank the authors.
>>
I was just as guilty of using the online ver, but I ran across the 
pickaxe book sitting in a local book store and since it had been so 
indespensable I couldn't but buy it.

If you've found it so usefull support the authors!  Especially if you 
want a version for 1.8, if we all just send them cheques for it before 
its printed can they but create it?

Regards,
Hez