Hi,

On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 03:26:12 +0900, Navindra Umanee
<navindra / cs.mcgill.ca> wrote:
> Laurent Sansonetti <laurent.sansonetti / gmail.com> wrote:
> > http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=98196
> >
> > But who cares? :-)
> 
> Ruby was a language that was designed and inspired from other
> languages...  It's interesting to know what others think and how other
> languages are evolving.
> 
> Ruby blocks are just syntactic sugar for a special-case lambda.  Ruby
> doesn't support generic lambda half as cleanly, as say, Scheme.  What
> seems to be happening in the case of Python is that syntactic sugar is
> being added to do what people used to do with lambda and so support
> for the later is being removed.
> 
> Guido makes some good points...  For example, I don't know about you,
> but I always have trouble with non-trivial reduces as well.

I love taking a cheap shot at Python. :-)

I made this post on TheServerSide:
http://www.theserverside.com/news/thread.tss?thread_id=32723#162440

Yay! 

Cheers,
Joao