12 Mar 2004 wspace   » (Journeyer)

First of all I am totally disgusted by the attack on Madrid. Don't know how to do something about it, support the Spanish, write about it, buy Spanish wine, whatever.

I decided not to put here a big anti-arab and anti-terrorist rant I wrote. But things here in Europe are starting to look grim. In the USA you don't have that many arab people, but in Europe it is really running out of control. There is a *huge* difference in culture.

Back to software development etc.

via Martin Fowler to a Ruby library for XML.

There is this example from Java
for (Enumeration e=parent.getChildren(); e.hasMoreElements(); ) { Element child = (Element)e.nextElement(); // Do something with child }


and then a Ruby evangelist writes that in Ruby it is so much better because it is


parent.each_child{ |child| # Do something with child }


and then there is "Can't you feel the peace and contentment in this block of code?. Ruby is the language Buddha would have programmed in."


Talk about a difference in culture. If Ruby is still for you then you are very different from me.

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