Linked by Shlomi Fish on Sat 16th Oct 2004 07:28 UTC
General Development The purpose of this essay is to explain why I believe Perl 6, the way it currently seems to progress, is the wrong thing at the wrong time, and why I predict (with all the expected caveats of predicting something) that it won't be successful. I will also suggest a better alternative for the future of Perl which makes more sense at this point.
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Re: Re: Odds and ends
by brian on Sat 16th Oct 2004 12:32 UTC

Woah, Python more about simplicity than ruby?

I don't think so. One major reason why I orininally dumped python and went to ruby several years ago was because of the inconsistent API when dealing with simple types vs objects. I found python to be almost as annoying as perl because of the quirks.

Ruby isn't anywhere near perl, except that it borrowed the most useful text and file syntax from perl and still kept the language OO.

Under the hood ruby and perl are vastly different languages. Ruby is closer to smalltalk than it is to perl