Ruby Tuesday

Jesper’s first impressions of Ruby:

This experiment has strengthened my small experience and general hunch of Ruby: itโ€™s good in the ways that Perl is good, and itโ€™s conventional in the ways that Perl is not conventional (everything is an object! sane OO model! iterators!), but its principle of least surprise introduces bigger surprises: things are less than useful in some common scenarios (threads and concurrency, regexes and multiple matches) simply because they simplify or deviate from the norm.

โ˜… Tuesday, 18 July 2006

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