Otherwise, today I have been attacking the 1200 line Ruby script from hell, and its little brother the ruby script from hades, which generates the make file that calls the Ruby script from hell. 99% of the time I use Ruby to manipulate text files, the sort of thing one would have used awk for back in the day, or call our scripting API, so don't need to look things up. When I have to look things up, as I did today, I come rapidly to the conclusion that the pickaxe book Isn't Very Good. But is there anything better? I have slightly tamed the script, the class now has more methods.