Good Grades for Ruby Syntax

Hi,

“C-style syntax, as used in Java and Perl, is just as hard for novices
to learn as a randomly-designed syntax. Again, this pain is needless,
because the syntax of other languages (such as Python and Ruby) is
significantly easier.”

http://neverworkintheory.org/2014/01/29/stefik-siebert-syntax.html

Kind regards

robert

To be honest, coming from a more Java-equse background, I had some
trouble
with Ruby’s idioms. While I’ve come to grok the way that Ruby’s usual
idioms do and do not omit parentheses and use hashes to pass sets of
optional parameters, I’m not sure that it’s wise to try and teach
students
the hows and whys of programming syntax in such an environment.

It’s called a THUNK! not a *metaphorical placebo *declared as a “Token
Accuracy Maps”. Now where is my fission based polymath primitive
particle
reducer embedded in form of a tarpit automata which killed the _why
contaminator to protect it’s artificial cobol agents from having to grok
the symbolic nature of computation.

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 11:28 AM, Robert K.

I wanted to add, all playful joking aside, thank you for the link. I’m
interested in the research. I love the quote sniping the ACM: "Note
that
this paper is available from the author’s website
http://web.cs.unlv.edu/stefika/Papers.php, but only after a redirect
to
an ACM website that makes you wait a few seconds for another redirect,
because that’s what the ACM does to encourage people to take research
seriously."

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 4:30 PM, Robert K.
[email protected] wrote:

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM, NBarnes [email protected] wrote:

To be honest, coming from a more Java-equse background, I had some trouble
with Ruby’s idioms. While I’ve come to grok the way that Ruby’s usual
idioms do and do not omit parentheses and use hashes to pass sets of
optional parameters, I’m not sure that it’s wise to try and teach students
the hows and whys of programming syntax in such an environment.

It’s an open question how important that research is. The initial
learning phase is usually much smaller than the usage phase and Perl
proves that you can get used to anything.

So does mucking horse stalls. :slight_smile:

On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 7:09 AM, tamouse pontiki
[email protected] wrote:

learning phase is usually much smaller than the usage phase and Perl
proves that you can get used to anything.

So does mucking horse stalls. :slight_smile:

I didn’t say that it is necessarily desirable to get used to Perl. I
see, we’re on the same page here. :slight_smile:

Cheers

robert

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM, NBarnes [email protected] wrote:

To be honest, coming from a more Java-equse background, I had some trouble
with Ruby’s idioms. While I’ve come to grok the way that Ruby’s usual
idioms do and do not omit parentheses and use hashes to pass sets of
optional parameters, I’m not sure that it’s wise to try and teach students
the hows and whys of programming syntax in such an environment.

It’s an open question how important that research is. The initial
learning phase is usually much smaller than the usage phase and Perl
proves that you can get used to anything.

Kind regards

robert

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