I want to learn a new language...

Blake Barnett shadoi at nanovoid.com
Thu Feb 15 19:12:52 MST 2007

You're all fruitcakes.  For all the time you all spend blabbering  
about what's good and bad about languages, and which ones to learn  
and blah blah blah... you could have written a program in each  
language and ACTUALLY seen if you like the language or not.


P.S. I'm top-posting to increase my annoyance factor.  :)

On Feb 15, 2007, at 5:16 PM, Hans Fugal wrote:

> 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.
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