O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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Session

Yield to the Block: The Power of Blocks in Ruby
Yukihiro Matsumoto, netlab.jp

Track: Ruby
Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2005
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: E143-144

For many people, one of the most appealing aspects of Ruby is its use of code blocks. This simple feature leads to a distinctive style of coding that is often described as "The Ruby Way."

In this talk, Ruby's creator Yukihiro Matsumoto ("Matz") explores how blocks fit into the design and philosophy of Ruby. He'll demonstrate some of the more interesting uses of code blocks in the wild. Finally, we will see how the design and implementation of blocks may change in Ruby 2.0.



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