[LRUG] The October meeting, what to do?

Jocke Selin jocke at selincite.com
Fri Sep 18 09:22:15 PDT 2009

On 18 Sep 2009, at 16:50, Murray Steele wrote:

> 2009/9/18 Tim Cowlishaw <tim at timcowlishaw.co.uk>
> On 18 Sep 2009, at 14:20, Tom Stuart wrote:
> During the dojo I was surprised by how many people (both Ruby  
> newbies and "Rails not Ruby" programmers) were asking questions  
> about Enumerable, e.g. what map/inject/zip etc do. I'd be happy to  
> give a quick talk about this, ideally as the thin end of a larger  
> wedge-shaped rant about programming in a functional style, if the  
> demand is there.
> Yes please! I've been learning haskell recently and am amazed at how  
> much of my Ruby code seems to become quite 'Haskellish' as a result  
> - lots of manipulation of lists rather than procedural style, which  
> to me seems infinitely more readable but many Ruby devs seem to  
> disagree :-)
> Sounds interesting to me.  I'm also surprised when people only seem  
> to look as far as #each or maybe #map.  Even though I covered  
> functional stuff at uni and did a lot of functional style Python  
> before hitting Ruby I'm sure I could do with a refresher (doubly so  
> if you wanted to cover the new bits in 1.9 as well).
> Anyone else think it'd be good?

I do. Go for it! Ruby is lovely and Enumerable is a cornerstone in its  
grandeur! :)


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