matz / netlab.co.jp (Yukihiro Matsumoto) writes:

> Hi,
> 
> In message "[ruby-talk:01423] Re: Say hi (bis)"
>     on 00/02/15, "Conrad Schneiker" <schneiker / jump.net> writes:
> 
> |> Yes, Perl is a statically typed language, except for references.  The
> |> only types in Perl are scalar, array, hash, and type glob. :-)
> |
> |That last comment wants to be copied to the end of the list of Perl
> |comparisons at
> |http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/compar.html
> 
> As you wish.

i don't agree with this. otherwise you could say that ruby has only objects,
whereas perl has objects *and* array, hash, type globs!

i agree the term object for perl is kinda strange, but it permits a lot of
things... even changing your parent class dynamically! (maybe ruby has it, i
haven't look much at OO in ruby yet)  i agree it is *not* usefull and *is*
dangerous