Kerry Buckley

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My (very!) small part in the Array#forty_two controversy

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For those outside the Rails community who have no idea what I’m on about, some people got a bit upset about Rails 2.2 defining Array#second up to Array#tenth, so for example you can call foo.fifth instead of foo[4] (you can already call foo.first instead of foo[0]). One of the last changes to be committed before 2.2 was released was to slim the list down to just second, third, fourth and fifth, but adding Array#forty_two (the ultimate answer) instead.

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Written by Kerry

November 24th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

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  1. Good catch there!

    However, this sort of syntactic sugar makes me shudder…

    FND

    25 Nov 08 at 8:13 am

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