What's better about Ruby than Python?

Asun Friere afriere at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Aug 19 02:59:12 CEST 2003

"Brandon J. Van Every" <vanevery at 3DProgrammer.com> wrote in message news:<bhrijh$2cn0j$1 at ID-203719.news.uni-berlin.de>...
> Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters wrote:
> > The second surest sign that a post is a troll is if the author
> > includes:
> >
> >>> This is not a troll.
> >
> > The first surest sign that a post is a troll is if the author is:
> >
> >> "Brandon J. Van Every" <vanevery at 3DProgrammer.com>
> Man, it's clear that I've got an entire hate group around here to
> exterminate!

Doesn't that just mean a lot of people will be able to talk about you
behind your back without your ever realising?  I was wondering why all
those people were making allegations about small children, and you
didn't defend yourself.  I thought it was all true!

> At any rate, welcome to my killfile.

Like he cares?

Congratulations, you've just managed to deprive yourself of the often
insightful contributions of a regular poster to this newsgroup.

I wonder if you wouldn't be better off simply not participating in
Usenet groups at all.  You'll save significant amounts of diskspace
without that killfile of yours, not to mention keystrokes.  But please
feel free to add me to your much vaunted killfile as well, that way
you don't have to listen one of the few people who, in this thread,
actually took your question seriously and gave a substantive answer.

Ah yes, back to substance.  I forgot to mention that Ruby ranges seem
much more intuitive than Python slicing.  But I think the confusion,
to the extent that confusion does exist, is because Python has one
foot in the C-like 'n-1 indexed array' camp (in relation to ordinary
indexing of elements), and one in the '0 is not an ordinal, but a
point of origin,' camp (in relation to splitting). :ducks.

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