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Being no sort of programmer, I find it difficult to grasp the (object oriented?) style, syntax, meaning of the scripts I see. I think I need a pretty basic tutorial about how the verification-script "this.that.other_stuff" formulations work. But I've waded through a few Ruby tutorial Google hits and it seems these do not look the same, really (maybe it's all balled up with the data structure and name-specificity, or something, but my decades-ago FORTRAN, BASIC, Pascal coursework provides me no sense of what's up, let alone how to put my thoughts into code that works -for the task- ("Hello, World" ain't it).
So I'd like to ask the folks who are any good at this, to recommend what they found the best "leg up" in grokking the Ruby script styles that Klayout verification employs. Free is good, words of one syl-lab-le even better, but relevance is key (I can't let myself be dragged through hours / days of irrelevant slow paced video when what I really need is to get this chip design wrapped up). Just pound the "smart screw" into my head far enough that I can translate the foundry's PDF groundrules into a better-than-1/2-a$$ DRC deck and get, if not LVS, at least a layout derived subcircuit that I can simulate for function.
My offer to pay engineering rates for help / tutelage still stands. Just on the off chance that my coding skills remain resistant to development, and in the interest of expedience.