Spoiled by Ruby

I’ve been doing a lot of Ruby work lately and love the concise yet readable syntax. But its also tainting my appreciation for other languages. Instead of writing this in Ruby…

return if (!something)

… PHP/Delphi/C++ makes me write something like this:

if (!something) {
    return false;
}

Of course you can pull off this one-liner PHP/C++, but its nowhere near as readable as the Ruby version, especially when something is an expression of any complexity.

if (!something) return false;

Ah well.

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2 thoughts on “Spoiled by Ruby

  1. Nick – but Delphi won’t return at that point, it’ll keep executing. The real power is in doing something like:

    print tags.join(“, “) if (tags)

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