Lager'd Statistics on language migration

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Mon Sep 6 17:40:44 CEST 2004

On 2004 Sep 06, at 16:33, Carlos Ribeiro wrote:

> As for Ruby, it's a different matter. I think that Ruby is a little
> farther away from Perl in the language spectrum than Python, but I
> have no hard data to back my claim. It's just how I feel about it, and

I think that Ruby has so many things in common with Perl -- mutable 
strings, regular expressions as built-ins rather than a module you need 
to import, even variable names which can be control characters...! -- 
that I'd definitely have to consider it far closer to Perl than Python 

Can you point out some specific behavior, some language-design choice, 
where Ruby is farther away from Perl than Python is?


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