Idiomatic rails action for registering a user if he doesn't exist:
After a year of programming in lisp, I find it most natural to write:
Is this overly concise/obfuscated? I like it because it concisely expresses the error case as an early exit; most of the space is devoted to the successful save, which is straight-line code without distracting branches. It's clearer that we either pick an existing user or create a new one. Form follows function.