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Systems/Network Admin and Programmer. Learning Ruby and Golang and Python at http://RubyLearning.org!


Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
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comment How do I set up pairing email addresses?
You can process mail using IMAP, right? In other words, having an IMAP connection to help you with rules. It doesn't stop the mail from coming in, but it can trash those that you don't want, or move them to a 'review' label for gmail. Someone probably already mentioned the procmail and other tools though.
Oct
25
comment Inherit one instance variable from the global scope
That is just simply a symbol. Just like :name or :woof are symbols. @from_outside.instance_variables will give you that symbol, just like methods method will give you an array of methods and they are all listed as symbols.
Oct
22
answered Inherit one instance variable from the global scope
Oct
16
comment Why does assigning a variable to false return false?
You also get warnings when you do this in Ruby.
Jul
15
comment What can I do with Ruby beside RoR?
That error lasted a long time, without me noticing it. Thanks @FrustratedWithFormsDesig.
Jul
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revised What can I do with Ruby beside RoR?
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Jul
5
comment ruby-idiomatic hashes vs arrays
So doesn't that invalidate what you state about "hashes aren't ordered data". I didn't state in any way that it was a good choice for anything, I left judgement out totally. I only mentioned the objective fact that they are indeed ordered, and predictably so.
Jul
5
comment ruby-idiomatic hashes vs arrays
Hashes are ordered data in Ruby 1.9 and greater. Though the order may not be what is expected, it is ordered. Ruby 1.8 hashes are not guaranteed to be in any order at all.
Jul
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answered What can I do with Ruby beside RoR?
May
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answered Why would you want to use an array, or hash as hash key in ruby?
May
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comment Why would you want to use an array, or hash as hash key in ruby?
The reason that Object.new when called as a key doesn't match is because it is a new Object. It did not exist until you called it when you were trying to retrieve the key. This makes perfect sense, as you show when you store that new Object and then query the Hash for that value.
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comment Why don't we have web IDEs?
Have you actually searched for any? Depending on what 'good' means, you should have found at least 2 that I can think of immediately. And are the two questions really related?
Nov
6
answered Lead/Manager vs Individual contributor: which is better?
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