What's better about Ruby than Python?

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Sat Aug 23 23:17:30 CEST 2003

"Neil Hodgson" <nhodgson at bigpond.net.au> writes:

> David Abrahams:
>> BTW, the C++ preprocessor is a fairly weak macro system.  A higher
>> level metaprogramming facility that knows more about the underlying
>> language could be a lot cleaner, clearer, safer, and more expressive.
>    What do you think of OpenC++?
> http://www.csg.is.titech.ac.jp/~chiba/openc++.html

I think it's an interesting idea that hasn't been developed much in a
long time.  The Synopsis (http://synopsis.sf.net) guys have been
maintaining their own fork just so they could process Boost code
correctly - I like and use Synopsis Personally, I think GCC_XML has
more promise than OC++ because the correctness and performance of its
front-end is tied to a real compiler which sees a *lot* of use.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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