Smalltalk and Python

Bjoern Giesler Bjoern.Giesler at gmx.de
Wed Dec 13 13:46:03 CET 2000


Hi,

In comp.lang.python israel raj thomas <israelt at optushome.com.au> wrote:
:>Do you think that it would be possible to use Python as a Smalltalk
:>replacement if an IDE existed that hid some of Python's limitations?

: Would it perhaps not be better to use Ruby ?

Not for me, for the following reasons:
a) I don't know Ruby well enough
b) Ruby is "even more" unknown in The Real World(tm) than Python
c) I think Ruby code looks ugly (what with @, #, $, no 'return' etc.)
d) I don't see any of the features Ruby has over Python as 'killer'
   features.

Regards,
		--Björn



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