What's TOTALLY COMPELLING about Ruby over Python?

Shane Hathaway shane at zope.com
Thu Aug 21 20:32:00 CEST 2003


Peter Hansen wrote:
> Jeffrey P Shell wrote:
> 
> [an excellent, lengthy article contrasting Python and Ruby]
> 
> Article saved permanently.  This is the only good thing to 
> come out of this thread so far.  Thanks Jeffrey!  

I agree.  It would have taken weeks for me to figure out all of that on 
my own.  Get that great article posted in your weblog.

I'll note that "foo.sort" vs. "foo.sort!" issue is a very big deal for 
some people.  Being able to reliably distinguish between mutating and 
non-mutating operations creates opportunities for transparent 
parallelization.  If you have some time, check out Kenton "Temporal" 
Varda's comment:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=75478&cid=6749469

and the programming language he's working on:

http://www.evlan.org/concepts.php

Shane






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