In article <1691601598837.20040131124436 / soyabean.com.au>,
Gavin Sinclair  <gsinclair / soyabean.com.au> wrote:
>On Saturday, January 31, 2004, 7:43:57 AM, Dave wrote:
>
>
>> On Jan 30, 2004, at 14:29, Phil Tomson wrote:
>
>>> Since the text to Dave & Andy's "Programming Ruby" book is freely
>>> available, is anyone making changes to reflect changes in Ruby 1.8.x?
>>>
>>> The RubyGarden wiki lists ChangesToProgrammingRuby at:
>>> http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?ChangesToProgrammingRuby
>>>
>>> Is anyone actually implementing these changes and if so is there a
>>> version online anywhere that reflects these changes?  Maybe there
>>> could be a CVS repository where the text is kept and people could be
>>> allowed to submit updates?
>
>> I've updated the built-ins (that's where all the new ri stuff came 
>> from). I've updated the tutorial stuff too. I'm currently stumped about
>> what to do with the explosion in the supplied libraries in lib and 
>> ext/.
>
>One option is to leave (most of) them out of the book.  The
>documentation for these libs are available online, where there are no
>page restrictions.
>
>OK, so the online documentation isn't complete.  But it's probably
>easier to complete that than to write the documentation into a book.
>
>Perhaps the pickaxe could give a good summary of the purpose of each
>library package with some examples, and then refer to the online docs.
>That would make good paper-based reading.
>

There could be an online version of "Programming Ruby" that covers 
everything (as much as possible) and a paper one (hopefully) the might not 
be comprehensive but would have pointers to where you can find the info 
online.

Phil