Phil Tomson wrote:

>In article <20041130210338.GC9390 / puritan.pcp.ath.cx>,
>Nikolai Weibull  <mailing-lists.ruby-talk / rawuncut.elitemail.org> wrote:
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>>* Daniel Berger <djberg96 / hotmail.com> [Nov 30, 2004 22:00]:
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>>>I was just looking at http://boo.codehaus.org/BooManifesto.pdf.  One
>>>thing I really kinda like is the optional static typing.  Wouldn't
>>>this allow potential compile time error checking and optimization with
>>>a virtual machine running things?
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>>Finally, a thread on static versus dynamic typing in Ruby!
>>	nikolai
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>Oh no, not another one.
>
>Quick, duck!  (or perhaps I should say, Super Duck (type) to the rescue!)
>
>[Often red gemstones are used to represent Ruby, but perhaps we should 
>consider a duck of some sort.  Maybe even an ascii-art one we can drag 
>out for these occasions.]
>
>Phil
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Hey- it also has good synergy with the penguin thing.

Rudy the Red Ruby Duck
Made Java Hacks Cluck
Now that's a language with Pluck!