Ruby Weekly News

Ruby Weekly News: 07/22/2002

A summary of activity on the ruby-talk mailing list, brought to you
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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ruby-libxml (2002-07-17)
A fast, functional, validating xml library for Ruby. Written in
C for speed, it is already quite feature rich. It is currently
lacking documentation and a more complete API. Get
ruby-libxml([1]).

Amrita 0.8.1
Amrita is a html/xhtml template library for Ruby. It makes html
documents from a template and a model data and boasts many nice
features. Get Amrita([2]).

Ruby/MaxL 1.5.0
Ruby/MaxL is an extension that allows Ruby programs to interact
with Hyperion Essbase Multidimensional (OLAP) databases using
Hperion’s MaxL command language. Get Ruby/MaxL([3]).

INTERESTING THREADS

Syntax "surprise"
A discussion centered on whether a single trailing comma in an
Array declaration should be allowed like in Perl. With many
people coming to Ruby from a Perl background, there seems to be
some desire to have this “feature” in Ruby as well. Others
think that it reduces the clarity. Overall, and interesting
read.

Slides for TaskMaster talk
Phil Tomson gave a talk on TaskMaster (an OO task distribution
framework written in Ruby) to his local LUG. He has now put
those slides available on the Internet if anyone wants them.
Get them at TaskMaster slides([4]).

References

  1. http://www.rubynet.org/modules/xml/ruby-libxml/
  2. http://kari.to/amrita/
  3. http://ruby-maxl.sourceforge.net/
  4. http://www.aracnet.com/~ptkwt/ruby_stuff/TaskMaster/talk/html/slide_1.html