I really don’t understand the point of this. If you like Python, use it.
If you like Ruby, use it. I am in the latter category.
In fact, I am not opposed to learning both. At the moment I haven’t
but later maybe I will. It’s a language, not a religion.
His use of “hyperenthusiast” is interesting. Does it apply only to
As for the “Ruby has better OO” argument – Pythonists call it FUD, but
appears simple common sense (from what Python I’ve seen). But I think a
large part of that is that Ruby and Python are evolutionarily different.
I’ve heard – this may be wrong – that Python’s OO descends from
or some such. I can’t comment. I do know that it seems less OO than Ruby
to me (or Java, C++, Object Pascal).
As for significant whitespace – surely it’s a matter of opinion whether
this is the “right” way or not. One can make arguments in both
I was initially drawn to the idea, but after playing with it, I found it
had its drawbacks.
Most (human) languages are written left to right. Are Arabic and Hebrew
“wrong” because they aren’t?
Give it a rest, people.