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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • That's pretty damned clueless. And the comments aren't exactly enlightening either.

    It was quite depressing to realise how many folks at Railsconf Europe seemed to be under the impression that Ruby was something really special because it has 'yield'.

    I'm not saying it's not special, it's a great language, but not necessarily for the reasons the frothers think it is.
    • by fishbot (5470) on 2006.09.21 8:05 (#50279)

      I particularly enjoy this: (emphasis his)

      "This can be done in Lisp too. Has been possible for many years before both Perl and Ruby. The point is that Ruby is getting so much traction for (so called) real programming which means that metaprogramming is now accessible to the masses, as I argue it wasn't when confined to Perl and Lisp."

      Clearly the problem all along is that Perl and Lisp confined their features to the language itself, rather than projecting them onto the masses. Ruby = Accessible because Real, Real because of Traction.

      • Ruby = Accessible because Real, Real because of Traction.

        Let's try again. Now with extra concentration. "Matz Save Me From Your Followers!"