How does Ruby compare to Python?? How good is DESIGN of Ruby compared to Python?

JanC usenet_spam at janc.invalid
Tue Mar 2 03:28:21 CET 2004

"Greg Ewing (using" <wmwd2zz02 at> schreef:

> I'm just going by what I see in the language. Beneath the
> syntax, I see a lot that's very Smalltalk-like in Ruby.
> I don't see anything that's fundamentally Perl-like,
> on the other hand.

>From what I remember from the Ruby-talk at FOSDEM, Ruby was influenced by 
several languages, including Smalltalk (OO features), Perl ("do what I 
mean") and Python.

So the Perl influence has a lot to do with syntax: there are several ways 
to express te same (e.g. blocks of code).


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