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Re: [ljc] Ruby Versus Java

From: robert a.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 10:19 PM
"I think such vague questions are little better than flamebait"

When I replied to this list last week (someone compared Scala and Java and I went off on one about Turing completeness) I was emailed by Jack Shirazi who accused me of being a grumpy old man. I shock my stick and told him to get off my lawn.

Dave is correct that you need to give a lot more context to your question. What is it you are trying to achieve?

- Robert.



On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 6:10 PM, Dave Snowdon <[address removed]> wrote:
What constitutes "better" when discussing language syntax?

You mention the JVM, are you talking about the standard ruby implementation or JRuby?

I think such vague questions are little better than flamebait. Maybe you should read Eric Raymond's article on "how to ask smart questions" http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Dave

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