Ruby can’t be good since I won’t bother learning it…

Best quote this whole day, found in

If Ruby offered something new I would have learned it fine tbh… its just difficult enough to not be able to “pick up and run with” like almost everything else out there… but honestly, it wouldn’t let me do anything I can’t already do.

My brain almost exploded reading that.

9 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Robert O'Connor

    Hah, amusing. Every language has *SOMETHING* to offer.

    June 10th, 2008

  2. psykotedy

    Wow! I’m not compelled to learn Ruby, but I don’t think that it’s a failure of the language. Quite the opposite, in fact, I think I’m not right in the head.

    June 10th, 2008

  3. Reginald Braithwaite

    Well of course he is correct, Alan Turing demonstrated that there is nothing we can do with Ruby that he can’t do with Brainf*ck, Malboge, or PHP.

    I find that Ruby doesn’t have anything that you can’t find in Scheme or Smalltalk, and there is plenty in either of thoe languages you can’t find in Ruby. The thing about Ruby is its design. But lots of people do not appreciate design. To them, there is a check-list of features and that’s it.

    For such a person, VB.NET in Visual Studio on a beige-box PC is equivalent to Ruby in Textmate on a Macbook. Period.

    June 11th, 2008

  4. Ron Evans

    That is exactly why I no longer follow his blog. I want to expose my mind to things that open it, not close it down.

    Also, sorry I missed chatting with you at RailsConf this year… it was too crowded to get near enough to you to talk!

    June 11th, 2008

  5. Evgeny

    @ron, who said it’s written in the blog post?

    That guy comment is quite weird though, because even his ruby example is wrong. And then he is trying to figure out “how to understand it by reading it” and doesnt “get” the wrong part :)

    For and experienced programmer, seeing just “sort” is usually not enough. There has to be the “sorting method”, and he does not understand “why is that thing?” :)

    made me smile.

    June 11th, 2008

  6. baxter

    Reading through the comments of that post yesterday drove me to despair. I’m glad I’m not alone. Thanks, Ola!

    June 11th, 2008

  7. Nolan Evans

    My lego turing machine can do anything that any computer can do, why should I waste my time learning how to use a computer? ;)

    June 11th, 2008

  8. Daniel Fischer

    Yea, when I saw that post the other day I really started to feel stupid reading those comments.

    Why is it so hard for people to go towards the light? The darkness only makes you appear immensely stupid to those bathing in the glory of red beautiful light!

    June 11th, 2008

  9. Simon Brunning

    He probably knows Python…


    June 12th, 2008

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