[LRUG] The October meeting, what to do?
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
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