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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction

    1. Ruby's Elegance

    2. Ruby in Action

  2. Chapter 2 Language Basics

    1. Command-Line Options

    2. Environment Variables

    3. Lexical Conventions

    4. Literals

    5. Variables

    6. Operators

    7. Methods

    8. Control Structures

    9. Object-Oriented Programming

    10. Security

  3. Chapter 3 Built-in Library Reference

    1. Predefined Variables

    2. Predefined Global Constants

    3. Built-in Functions

    4. Built-in Library

  4. Chapter 4 Standard Library Reference

    1. Standard Library

  5. Chapter 5 Ruby Tools

    1. Standard Tools

    2. Additional Tools

    3. Ruby Application Archive

  6. Chapter 6 Ruby Updates

    1. Summary of Changes

    2. Changes from 1.6.5 to 1.7.1

    3. The Future of Ruby

    4. Participate in Ruby

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