Python -- (just) a successful experiment?

Cliff Wells cliff at
Tue Aug 9 07:17:19 CEST 2005

On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 10:10 -0700, Paul Rubin wrote:
> Cliff Wells <cliff at> writes:
> > The second presentation (I don't recall the speaker's name) specifically
> > covered metaprogramming (writing DSLs) and one of the things I found
> > interesting was that despite Ruby having far more syntax than Python in
> > general, the resulting Ruby-based DSLs presented had far *less* syntax
> > than had they been written in Python.  This is undoubtedly the reason
> > why Rails is apparently completely usable even if one knows very little
> > Ruby.
> Interesting.  But if we can generalize from that, then Lisp should be
> ruling the web.

Well, that is perhaps the other key feature: the Ruby/Rails community
seems pretty friendly and eager to help people jump to their side of the
fence (much like the Python community, btw), whereas Lisp community is
an oxymoron.


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