[FoRK] Programming languages - _why not Ruby?
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar
drernie at radicalcentrism.org
Thu Nov 12 12:43:08 PST 2009
On Nov 12, 2009, at 11:08 AM, Jeff Bone wrote:
> Language designers in general: You are IN THE WAY. Go here:
> ...then do us all a favor and don't resist the urge to fall on that wakizashi when your shame overcomes you.
Help me out here. From what I can see, this is less about language designers needing to solve a bunch of random individual cases than about having:
a) Clean syntax
b) Rich basic datatypes
c) Functional operations
I don't see anything on that list that, e.g., would be all that difficult to do in Ruby, a l a:
although some of them would require additional libraries -- which is perhaps why you alluded to Shoes:
Am I missing your point?
-- Ernie P.
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