On Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at 05:30 PM, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:

> Maybe some of you don't care whether Ruby survive or not (you have a
> lot of alternatives after all), I care.
>

Definitely care.  And very grateful that you are the one to make these 
hard
decisions about language design rather than I.  As far as I can tell, 
you're
very good at it.