I want to learn a new language...

Bryan Sant bryan.sant at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 10:40:58 MST 2007


On 2/14/07, Levi Pearson <levi at cold.org> wrote:
> I don't have as much to say about Ruby, because I've never actually
> used it.  I like it a lot conceptually, since it marries the Smalltalk
> object model with some Lispy sensibilities.  However, you've already
> seen some of my concerns about the language and its current
> implementation.  I also don't like the fact that blocks are relegated
> to the final argument position, and have some odd quirks compared to
> their Smalltalk counterparts.  I think Ruby has the potential to be
> very fun, though; perhaps more so than Python, and far more so than
> Perl, which I can only hate because of the mess that it is.  I will
> probably learn a bit of it myself, sometime, someday, if its current
> popularity trend holds.

What's wrong with blocks being the last arg?  How would you prefer it
(don't know how smalltalk does it)?

Thanks Levi,
-Bryan



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