[LRUG] The October meeting, what to do?

Murray Steele murray.steele at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 04:17:46 PDT 2009

2009/9/18 Matt Wynne <matt at mattwynne.net>

> 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?
> +1.
> But only if Tom promises to use only examples that are at least 80
> characters long, like in the dojo.

I'll add Tom to the list.

Read: http://lrug.org/meetings/2009/09/18/october-2009-meeting/
Register: http://skillsmatter.com/event/ajax-ria/lrug-oct
Remind: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/4423451/?ps=6

There is probably still room for a third short talk or we can let Brent +
Tom talk for longer and leave more time at the start for the analogue blog.


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