LangWart: Method congestion from mutate multiplicty

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Sun Feb 10 12:30:48 CET 2013

Neil Hodgson wrote:

> Rick Johnson:
>> The Ruby language attempted to save the programmer from the scourge of
>> obtaining a four year degree in linguistics just to create intuitive
>> identifiers "on-the-fly", and they tried to remove this ambiguity by
>> employing "post-fix-punctuation" of the exclamation mark as a visual cue
>> for in-place modification of the object:
>     Ruby does not use '!' to indicate in-place modification:

Why am I not surprised that Rick's knowledge of Ruby is no deeper than his
knowledge of Python?


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