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Monthly Archives: February 2008
The one objection I _haven’t_ heard yet to my monkey patching rant is: you’re a “hypocrite”:[http://utilitybelt.rubyforge.org/svn/lib/utility_belt/convertable_to_file.rb]! *Gasp*, yes, I have written code that exploits Ruby’s open classes. It even extends @Object@, the core-est of the core! And then shamelessly contributed … Continue reading
My last article was intentionally provocative, and my expectations of response were exceeded. The “ruby-talk thread”:http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/vframe.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/292269?292062-292516 was full of good comments. I’m appreciative of everyone who has taken the time to respond either there or here on the blog. I … Continue reading
(The title of this post is intended to be deliberately provocative, as well as being a nod to Steven Colbert’s “The People Destroying America” segments. It’s provocative because I want to get people talking about this issue. I don’t actually … Continue reading