What's better about Ruby than Python?

Andrew Dalke adalke at mindspring.com
Fri Aug 22 18:01:50 CEST 2003


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.

Jacek Generowicz:
> Note that Kenny said "untyped _variables_" not "untyped objects" or
> "untyped language".

Ahh, I hadn't caught that.

I did know Lisp had strong dynamic typing with optional static typing,
which was why I was surprised he mentioned it.  I still don't understand
why he said it given that Python similarly meets the quoted statement.

                    Andrew
                    dalke at dalkescientific.com






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