Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby, Chapter Six: Downtown
why the lucky stiff
why at poignantguide.net
Wed May 18 03:32:20 EDT 2005
Hallo, after months of work sweating ferociously, wringing my hands into
soft-serve ice cream, troubling over how I would introduce all these
readers to metaprogramming--
I happened upon an ancient blue elixir which was hidden in the cupboard
of my grandfather clock! And I drank it and I cackled aloud for seven
months solid! And then I had to get writing. And I did.
Chapter Six, "Downtown," rejoins the friendly foxes, the tall and the
short, on their misadventures to locate their lost pickup truck. As
always: much code. And now with syntax highlighting!
One sad note. I feel that it is time to remove the introductory
paragraph which emphasizes that the (Poignant) Guide "is just a small
Ruby book." Now weighing in at 180 pages, it's time to rephrase. Or is
this still small for a programming manual? I dare not say. So you tell me.
A bit of news as well...
* Chapter 3 will be printed in Joel Spolsky's "Best Software Writing I"
due out next month. They are printing the sidebars and everything.
* Subversive chunky bacon sloganeering at the FSF meeting:
* I will be speaking in August with the assistance of a synthesizer and
some puppets at OSCON 2005:
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