How does Ruby compare to Python?? How good is DESIGN of Ruby compared to Python?
Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de)
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Tue Mar 2 01:28:43 CET 2004
Cameron Laird wrote:
> While I'm all in favor of distinguishing superficial from
> fundamental characteristics, I think the last sentence
> above is misleading. Ruby is a direct descendant from
> Perl, I'm sure; I thought I had the word from Matz himself
> that he deliberately modeled a great deal of Ruby on Perl
> (and Smalltalk, of course).
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.
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand
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