On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 17:21:08 +0900, vruz <horacio.lopez / gmail.com> wrote:
> [snip]
> > > Paul wrote an article about his recommendations for current
> > > undergraduate C.S. students.  And plugs Ruby while he's at it.
> > >
> > > http://paulgraham.com/college.html
> > >
> > > "... What you should learn to get a job depends on the kind you want.
> > > If you want to work in a big company, learn how to hack Blub on
> > > Windows. If you want to work at a cool little company or research lab,
> > > you'll do better to learn Ruby on Linux. And if you want to start your
> >
> > I don't think he "recommends Ruby". He probably means something to the
> > effect of "use a dynamic language like Python, or Ruby".
> >
> > As much as all of us would like Mr. Graham to "recommend" Ruby, I
> > think it's for the better if we don't draw conclusions.
> 
> Are you arguing about the use of the verb 'to recommend' ?
> or else, how do you come to the conclusion that he didn't really mean
> exactly Ruby, but Ruby or something else when he has explicitly named
> Ruby on Linux ?

Well, I was taking the phrase into context -- "Ruby on Linux". He
probably used that as a specific instance of "[cool dynamic language
here] on *nix".

> 
> I think Graham knows well a number of programming languages, and could
> have been explicit about them had he wanted to do so.
> 
> IMHO it's for the better if we don't draw conclusions about certain
> reptiles when Graham hasn't mentioned any in the entire essay.

:-)

> 
> 


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