WARNING: This blog entry was imported from my old blog on blogs.sun.com (which used different blogging software), so formatting and links may not be correct.
Ruby 1.9 has been released. It's a "development" version meaning that you wouldn't want to use it in production, but now is a good time to learn the new ways of doing things such that migrating to Ruby 2.0 will be easier.
One such change mentioned is case/when statements not allowing colon as a separator. (I don't see this in Ruby Changes Wiki - does anyone have a source for this?). Seems like a a good candidate for a Ruby quickfix:
There are a couple of available fixes:
The first one is just replacing the colon with a
The second fix is instead putting the statement on a separate indented line:
Another language change I found in Sam Ruby's post is that you cannot write hashes as lists anymore. Here's a quickfix for that - first the code, this is from webrick's
The quickfix is attached to the first list entry in the hash:
And previewing the fix shows the following proposed edit:
As usual, the NetBeans Ruby forums can be accessed via Nabble here and Gmane newsreaders here (other feedback channels here).