Corel + Borland = The End of MS Win

Shalabh Chaturvedi shalabh at pspl.co.in
Thu Feb 10 18:39:06 CET 2000


Paul Boddie wrote:
> thucdat1143 at my-deja.com wrote:
...
> > Linux-oriented than MSWin-oriented.
> > All these stuffs (Perl, Tcl, Python) are more home on Unix than MSWin,
> > and soon their wrapper (Ruby) will make Unix the destiny.
> > Check this out: www.ruby-lang.org to see what IBM is talking about Ruby.
>
> The IBM article [1] is rather amusing. At every point of comparison between
> Ruby, Python and Perl, examples of Ruby and Perl, but not Python, are given
to
> "demonstrate" Ruby's syntactic superiority.
...
> [1] http://www-4.ibm.com/software/developer/library/ruby.html

Even more amusing - excerpts from the article in context:

"Perl's occasionally enigmatic code and Python's inelegant and difficult
syntax..."
"Neither Python nor Perl were designed as object-oriented languages."

Is this true about Python ?

""" Consequently, the OO features often feel "added on" and are not fully
integrated into the language core, making for cryptic code. """

""" Perl's use of "@", "$", and "%" often causes considerable grief and
confusion."""

Some truth at last!
And later in the article, describing ruby:

"""... "var" specifies a local variable, "@var" specifies an instance variable,
"$var" specifies a global variable... """

There's one thing I did believe, however:
""Though it is rarely claimed that Ruby is more powerful than Python, """

Cheers,
Shalabh






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