I’ve been having fun writing Ruby (and I’ll post some thoughts on that, and the code, soon) and one of the things I’m trying to do is be idiomatic. I haven’t fully internalized where to use parentheses and where not to; but I’ve come to appreciate the virtues of leaving them out; one of the reasons that Ruby’s so easy to read is that there are fewer typographic squiggles to break up the flow of meaningful text. Also, having done mostly Java for some time, I use lowerCamelCase method names. But after some days soaking in the Ruby ethos, those names are starting to feel reallyKindOfOverExcited and I’m warming to Ruby’s cool_measured_rhythms instead.

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