What's TOTALLY COMPELLING about Ruby over Python?

Nils Kassube nika at kassube.de
Fri Aug 22 16:14:12 CEST 2003

Roy Smith <roy at panix.com> writes:

> I suppose this is nice, but does it really give you anything you 
> couldn't get in a slightly different way by just enclosing the whole try 
> construct in a loop?

You are correct. The exception handling in Python is as powerful as in
Ruby. However, Ruby's way seems more beautiful to me. Another example:
in Python you have to nest multiple try/except statements, in Ruby you
can have multiple rescue blocks. It just looks better. (For my eyes.) 

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