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Hay Bales · In mid-August Saskatchewan, the first crop of hay bales is out in the field­s ...
RAD XI: Where To? · [RAD stands for Ru­by Ape Diaries, of which this is part XI.] I think this con­cludes the Diaries, al­though on­go­ing al­ready has a cou­ple of five-part trilo­gies. The Ape works rea­son­ably well and is get­ting quite a bit of use; Sam Ru­by has con­vinced me that, rather than whit­tle away at the to-do list, I ought to fig­ure out a way to build a large cat­a­log of prob­lems and edge cas­es, test-suite style, in such a way that you can add new ones with­out writ­ing code. I haven’t yet fig­ured out how to do it. My Ru­by is still not ful­ly id­iomat­ic but it’s bet­ter than pidg­in, and there’s a re­al pos­si­bil­i­ty that the next time I get my back to a wall and need to do some­thing to a few mil­lion lines of text right now, I may not use Per­l. It should be rea­son­ably ob­vi­ous that I like Ruby. Stil­l, there are flies in the oint­men­t, worms in the ap­ple, fake jew­els in the shop win­dow ...
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