Interviewed by Akita

At QCon SF last week, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Fabio Akita. It turned out to become an almost 2 hour long interview that touched on many geek subjects, and ended up with some fairly detailed content about Ioke. If you’re interested, and have the energy to hear my opinions about loads of programming languages, you can get it here:

2 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Tonio

    The first part of the interview goes out in the middle of a conversation about Ruby and Python. You were saying they were pretty much the same in terms of ‘power’ and you were about to say what the big difference of Ruby in comparison with Python was.

    I’m curious, what do you think is the big difference between Ruby and Python?

    Great interview, thanks

    November 25th, 2008

  2. Tonio:

    Ah, yes, bad luck it should cut out there, isn’t it? =)

    Well, my idea here is that the major difference is in “there is only one way to do it” vs “there is more than one way to do it”+the Ruby communities willingness to find the right way of doing things. The first means Guido and the other major language designers must know what is the best way to do it, while Ruby’s approach allow the community to come to terms with how to best accomplish things. This is probably the largest difference, in my opinion, and most other differences come from this.

    November 25th, 2008

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