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Ruby: Ruby PHP Equivilents

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Ruby » Basics — about 9 years ago
Learning Ruby and used to working with PHP? Here are some useful tips when crossing over.

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avatarholman (administrator and creator)about 9 years ago

While these are valid examples, they seem a little bit PHP-y, from my point of view. As you get more into Ruby, you tend to place a lot of value on typical Ruby idioms of development. For example, a lot of these could use Ruby's String class, which seems (to me, at least) to be a more appropriate way of accomplishing these tasks. Using .include?('string') instead of the array-based approach, for example, or one of the many ways to use regexes on a String.

avatarvisionmedia about 9 years ago

Certainly. The square brace shorthand is meant for this purpose as well though so personally I do not see any reason not to use it, however I agree that more readable alternatives are available

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