What's better about Ruby than Python?

Alex Martelli aleax at aleax.it
Thu Aug 21 10:19:41 CEST 2003


Roy Smith wrote:

> jjl at pobox.com (John J. Lee) wrote:
>> I read the whole of Stroustrup and a couple of other books
>> before writing a line of C++
> 
> You're a sick puppy :-)

I'm very much made out of the same cloth, though age has slowly
and gradually moved me a little bit towards mainstream.  When I
was 9 -- and every relative and friend kidded me about it for
YEARS -- I decided I wanted to make paper planes.  So I did the
obvious thing -- walked into my favourite bookshop and got their
best-appearing two books on paper-plane making.  Surely I should
not start cutting and folding paper until I had read a couple
of books about it?!  [[my parents HAD opened an account for me
at the bookshop, so I could get any book and they'd pay for them
all at the end of the month -- libraries not being very good in
Italy, at least at the time, that was an excellent though a bit
costly way to encourage my fierce passion for reading...!!!]]


Alex





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