Mailing List Archive: 49091 messages
  • Home
  • Script library
  • AltME Archive
  • Mailing list
  • Articles Index
  • Site search

[REBOL] Re: What's wrong with Ruby

From: tim-johnsons:web at: 21-Mar-2007 16:54

On Wednesday 21 March 2007 23:21, Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch wrote:
> On 3/21/07, Tim Johnson <> wrote: > > I use rebol and python about 50/50. Despite what is said in > > that article, I find python impressively well and thoughtfully designed, > > but it takes more code than rebol to get things done. > > hi tom, did you end up creating a few of the REBOL practical funcs within > python like I did and reduce code size by a few steps?
Tim here :-). I did where applicable, of course python doesn't work with symbols....
> select, rejoin, all, any, view layout... come to mind as a few which > simplified much of my python coding where I used to work.
And extract, first, second, third etc. <grin> but then I wrote slice functions for rebol.. And a 'yield function for rebol, which I use extensively. I've got several python books here. Some make glowing references to the influence of lisp on python. Personally, I think rebol is much more influenced by lisp than is python. I believe that what the writers refer to is the generic function approach, where the behavior of a python class instance can be modified by a special method which links to a python function. Example: __repr__ => print. tj
> -MAx
-- Tim Johnson <> Palmer, Alaska, USA