[LRUG] "The Ruby Programming Language" book by Matz

Dafydd Rees daf at dafydd.net
Sat Feb 23 11:31:08 PST 2008


Does anybody here find the prag prog ruby book
("Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide") far too long?

I'm wondering if there's really any point filling up half the book with 
API that's already available on-line?

I also find a lot of the text verbose and aimed at beginners.

What I'd really like is something small, concise and definitive like the 
K&C book "The C Programming Language". I'm hoping that this might do the 

The Ruby Programming Language
by David Flanagan; Yukihiro Matsumoto

Anyone got a copy? What do you think?

Dr Dafydd Rees
mobile 07968 486880

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