Ruby and Python

graham graham73 at telocity.com
Sat Nov 18 22:19:21 CET 2000


Johann Hibschman
> I've been playing with Ruby off and on for a few weeks.  It's a nice
> language, with a few nice features, but it's not quite compelling
> enough to make me switch.
> 
> First, functions and methods are not first class.  In practice, it's not
> a problem.  It's easy to bind an object and method into a single callable
> object and then pass that object around.  Invoking it just doesn't look
> exactly like a traditional function/method call.

But functions in Python aren't first class either. The most obvious evidence
of this is having to write manual closures. How does this differ from
wrapping a function in a callable object (which you can do in Python too).

graham




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