Ruby Fundamentally Flawed?

, Jan 7, 2005

This is interesting because it’s the first time I’ve actually seen somebody criticize Ruby instead of praising it.

On January 9, 2005 10:40 PM, Doug said:

In fact, it was that lack of honest criticism that finally goaded me to put my thoughts into words.

It looks like I’m not alone any more. Bruce Eckel has just posted an article “Thinking in Ruby … not” (http://onthethought.blogspot.com/2005/01/thinking-in-ruby-not.html) from which I gather he feels the same way that I do: that Ruby’s an improvement over Perl, but not enough of an improvement.

On January 10, 2005 12:43 AM, Stefan Tilkov said:

Thanks for pointing this out. I don’t know why, but somehow the link is broken: http://onthethought.blogspot.com/2005/01/thinking-in-ruby-not.html In any case, I found your critique to be more informed (Bruce simply seems not to know the language at all.)