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Ruby Guilty Pleasures

Here’s a bit of code that I both love and feel a bit guilty about.

This code locates a project’s “root directory” by ascending from the current directory until it finds a directory with a subdirectory named demos. (Don’t ask why this indicates the root directory). In case it never finds such a directory, […]

About the Ruby squiggly heredoc syntax

To my list of Ruby achievements, I can now add the dubious distinction of having come up with┬áthe syntax for the new “squiggly heredoc” introduced in version 2.3. Thus playing my part in making the Ruby grammar just a little bit more chaotic. For reference, the syntax looks like this:

Using this syntax intelligently […]

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