I want to learn a new language...

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Thu Feb 15 18:16:24 MST 2007

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 at 17:17 -0700, Eric Wald wrote:
> Second-biggest beef: Everyday code snippets, those used as examples of
> its expressiveness and power even, use crazy symbols that mean nothing
> to the outside observer.  I had to dig to figure out what the @ symbols
> were doing, and the pipes around the block argument list aren't exactly
> intuitive.

You can't be bothered to figure out that @ means instance variable and
yet you are madly in love with the language that involves __self__,
__init__, __doc__, __etc__? Please.

Most of the things you love about python apply equally to ruby, and many
people are just as irked by python's syntax quirks as you are by ruby's.

Hans Fugal ; http://hans.fugal.net
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the 
right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
    -- Johann Sebastian Bach
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