[Ukfreebsd] Notes from last nights meeting

David Chisnall theraven at FreeBSD.org
Wed Nov 29 09:46:50 GMT 2017

On 29 Nov 2017, at 02:28, Sevan Janiyan <venture37 at geeklan.co.uk> wrote:
> Robert Martin - "What killed Smalltalk could kill Ruby, too"

Odd argument.  The thing that killed Smalltalk was taking an implementation detail of the Alto version (a microcode VM) as a religion and refusing to acknowledge that code in other languages is also important.  For all of their faults, Python and Ruby make it comparatively easy to use libraries written in other languages, so you’re not stuck making a choice of rewriting billions of lines of useful code or abandoning your favourite language.


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