Chapter 2. Choose the Right Control Structure

If indentation, comments, and the form of your variable names are the things that give your program its look, then it’s the control structures—the ifs and elses and whiles—that bring it to life: It’s no accident that the generic name for a program is “logic.” Ruby includes a fairly familiar set of control structures, not much different than those available in more traditional languages. Look at any Ruby program and you will see the ifs, elses, and whiles of your programming youth. But if you look a little closer, you will also come across some odd-looking logical constructs, things with much less familiar names like unless and until.

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