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Standup 12/6/2011


A Ruby Class’s default ‘initialize’ method takes zero or any number or arguments depending on the version of Ruby you use.

Given the Foo class:

class Foo

And then attempting to instantiate an instance of Foo with arguments like so:'any argument')

You get an invalid number of arguments error in 1.8.7 and 1.9.3.

However, 1.9.2 and 1.9.1 will just accept any number of arguments.

Ruby spec documents this behavior:

It appears that this difference between versions was introduced as a feature in 1.9.2 and back ported to 1.9.1 and then reverted in 1.9.3. Perhaps the reversion should be back ported now?


Does anyone know of an API that provides a sales tax lookup service?

  1. Jice says:

    RE: Sales Tax

    Not exactly, that I know.

    There are enterprise solutions, such as GeoTAX by PitneyBowes that offer On-Demand APIs. They don’t list pricing online.

    A lower budget option appears to be Zip2Tax. They offer a service that lets you download up to date lookup tables or databases.

    Both offer an online forms based approach to looking up tax rates.

    Many (all?) states offer free web services for looking up tax rates. Here’s an example from Ohio:

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