I want to learn a new language...

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at carnageblender.com
Wed Feb 14 16:47:08 MST 2007


On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 16:37:34 -0700, "Nicholas Leippe" <nick at leippe.com>
said:
> Just curious.  I've been curious to learn python, (but haven't had the 
> time/opportunity yet), but then I ran across boo, which looked extremely 
> interesting to me.
> 
> Has anyone tried boo?

One of the python UG guys likes it.  (I don't think he's on this
list...)  He's really into desktop GUI stuff and Boo + winforms does
seem good at that.  And the SharpDevelop Boo plugin seemed pretty good.

OTOH some of the design decisions lead me to believe the author doesn't
really understand why python hits a sweet spot, and suffers as a result.
 Then it has some gratuitous weirdassness thrown in for good measure. 
(Auto-call super?  That is just wrong.)

Now that IronPython is out (Boo predates its inception IIANM) I don't
really have a reason to use Boo.

-Jonathan



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