LangWart: Method congestion from mutate multiplicty

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
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:
> http://dablog.rubypal.com/2007/8/15/bang-methods-or-danger-will-rubyist


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



-- 
Steven




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