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Ruby, where are you going?

Ruby, where are you going?

Konstantin Haase

February 07, 2013

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  4. New Process Proposed Anyone can propose a feature, needs a

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    I want to make sure as long as I live on this mortal state, you need my approval before adding something as official Ruby. I am not going to stop being the dictator, but I want you guys to participate in the process of improving the language.” Ruby Implementors Meeting, December 2012 Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto
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