What's better about Ruby than Python?

Jacek Generowicz jacek.generowicz at cern.ch
Fri Aug 22 09:24:12 CEST 2003

"Andrew Dalke" <adalke at mindspring.com> writes:

> Kenny Tilton:
> > as when we go for the
> > productivity win of untyped variables and give up on bugs strong static
> > typing is supposed to find.
> You do realize that strong typing and static typing are different
> things?

Note that Kenny said "untyped _variables_" not "untyped objects" or
"untyped language".

> What does (the lisp equivalent of) 2.5 + "a" do?

Common Lisp complains that "a" is not a number.

> In Python, a strongly typed language, it raises an exception.

Common Lisp is strongly and dynamically typed, just like Python
... although CL does allow type declarations, for optimization

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