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Learn Ruby the Hard Way: A Simple and Idiomatic Introduction to the Imaginative World of Computational Thinking with Code, Third Edition by Zed A. Shaw

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Exercise 23. Read Some Code

You should have spent the last week getting your list of symbols straight and locked in your mind. Now you get to apply this to another week of reading code on the Internet. This exercise will be daunting at first. I’m going to throw you in the deep end for a few days and have you just try your best to read and understand some source code from real projects. The goal isn’t to get you to understand code, but to teach you the following three skills:

1. Finding Ruby source code for things you need.

2. Reading through the code and looking for files.

3. Trying to understand code you find.

At your level, you really do not have the skills to evaluate the things you find, but you can benefit from getting exposure and seeing ...

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