Python and Ruby

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Sat Jan 30 17:43:18 CET 2010

On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 15:29:05 -0800, Jonathan Gardner wrote:

> There's a lot of "magic" in Ruby as well. For instance, function calls are
> made without parentheses.

That's also true for most functional languages, e.g. Haskell and ML, as
well as e.g. Tcl and most shells. Why require "f(x)" or "(f x)" if "f x"
will suffice?

> Python is much, much cleaner. I don't know how anyone can honestly say
> Ruby is cleaner than Python.

I'm not familiar with Ruby, but most languages are cleaner than Python
once you get beyond the "10-minute introduction" stage.

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