Your favourite bit of Ruby code?

by Satish Talim on February 9, 2007

An interesting thread at Ruby_talk is ‘Your favorite bit of Ruby code.’

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John Carter
from New Zealand has this interesting snippet of code:

# Ruby is Objects all the way down and open for extension...
class Integer
  def factorial
    return 1 if self <= 1
    self * (self-1).factorial

puts 6.factorial

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geshido February 10, 2007 at 4:28 pm

My favorite is:

def debug(message)
if DEBUG == 1 and (block_given? ? yield : true )
puts “DEBUG: #{message}”


Ruby Expert September 16, 2007 at 8:18 pm

John’s example illustrates Ruby’s elegance and extensibility. My favorite is the file search –


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