Why not Ruby?

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Fri Jan 2 12:38:23 CET 2009


On Thu, 01 Jan 2009 16:19:38 -0800, Fuzzyman wrote:

> 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.

*slaps head*

D'oh!


Er, I mean... 

Of course, I knew that, I was checking to see if anyone else did.


*cough*


-- 
Steven



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