Now that Hal, David B, Curt, and others have some spare time:
I’m an old-school, procedural programmer. I skipped C++ and Java, and
straight from PL/I to Ruby. Wow, times have changed!
So I haven’t developed the idioms that powerful languages like Ruby make
possible: reflection, method_missing-isms, binding, continuations,
blocks, etc. My code still looks like it used to, only prettier.
I’ve seen some articles on metaprogramming online, but none are both (a)
soup-to-nuts walkthroughs and (b) Ruby-specific. Besides, I think this
a topic worthy of a book-length screed. Ideally, it’d assume basic
knowledge of Ruby syntax and of programming in general, but not of
programming. Maybe write it with a C programmer in mind.
Anyone wanna write this next?