Comparison between Python and "Ruby"
matz at netlab.co.jp
Thu Nov 4 03:41:22 CET 1999
"Gordon McMillan" <gmcm at hypernet.com> writes:
|> I don't think so. I don't believe anyone can reduce semantic
|> variability. Thus TMTOWTDI applies to semantics AND syntax.
|Did you mean to write what you wrote? From your premise, I
|would reach the opposite conclusion. Or are you saying that
|Guido also failed to reduce syntactic variability?
No. I think he succeeded to reduce syntactic variability.
But TMTOWTDI (in other words: the more, the merrier) is the slogan to
emphasize maximum variability in ALL AREAS, so that I felt weird to
see Pythoneers talking TMTOWTDI or even TMTOWTHMTOWTDI in positive
attitude. Reducing variablility in ANY AREA contradict against
TMTOWTDI, I think.
As I stated before, I don't judge whether it is good or bad.
Personally, I feel Perl went too far, though.
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