Why not Ruby?

Fuzzyman fuzzyman at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 01:19:38 CET 2009

On Jan 2, 12:16 am, Steven D'Aprano <st... at REMOVE-THIS-
cybersource.com.au> wrote:
> On Thu, 01 Jan 2009 12:32:53 -0800, Paul Rubin wrote:
> > On many occasions I've wished for a functional dictionary implementation
> > in Python, like Haskell's Data.Map.  One of these years I'll get around
> > to writing one.
> You don't think Python's dict implementation is functional? That's pretty
> strange, Python dicts are the basis of much of the language. They
> certainly work, and work well, what makes you think they aren't
> functional? What does Data.Map do that dicts don't?

He almost certainly (I assume) means functional in the way that
Haskell is a functional language.

Michael Foord

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