July 19, 2011
In other programming language news, here’s one proposal for Ruby:
I’d like to propose introducing a special keyword, en(n+)d. Using this keyword, we can rewrite the above example like this:
module MyModule class MyClass def my_method 10.times do if rand < 0.5 p :small ennnnnd
I.e., for each block1 to close, insert another
It’s so crazy, it almost makes sense. Per Tay, perhaps the best argument again this:
Yeah, I don’t like this change. Mostly because that huge chain of ends is supposed to look ugly; it reminds me that my code is far too nested, and should be reworked and written properly.
I’d prefer bad code to look ugly.
Hiding bad code doesn’t make it go away. (Huge
catch blocks, anyone?)
But hey, this would work for XML, too!
Not in the sense of Ruby’s blocks.↖