What's TOTALLY COMPELLING about Ruby over Python?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Mon Aug 18 20:53:03 CEST 2003

Daniel Dittmar wrote:
> Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> > What's ***TOTALLY COMPELLING*** about Ruby over Python?  What makes you jump
> > up in your chair and scream "Wow!  Ruby has *that*?  That is SO FRICKIN'
> > COOL!!!  ***MAN*** that would save me a buttload of work and make my life
> > sooooo much easier!"
> Code blocks, although I'd rather go to the source and steal them from
> Smalltalk.

What is it about code blocks that would let "save *me* a buttload of work
and make *my* life sooooo much easier"?

If one can't answer that, one shouldn't expect to be able to answer whatever
the heck it is Brandon has in mind (which is clearly not much), since
only he has any idea what it is he wants, and we're not even sure about that...


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