In article <6fd0654b05072812047ed29611 / mail.gmail.com>,
pat eyler  <pat.eyler / gmail.com> wrote:
>http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8356  it's always nice to see another=
>=20
>article.   lwn picked this up as well, so maybe it will get some eyes.
>--=20
>thanks,
>-pate

Nice intro article, though it repeats a common misconception:

"Ruby was designed to be an "object-oriented scripting language", and it 
indeed feels like a cross between Perl and Smalltalk. It assumes that you 
understand object-oriented programming and probably is not a good first 
language for someone to learn."

Why is it that people have the idea the ojects are difficult for 
programming newbies?  Wasn't Smalltalk intended as a tool for teaching 
children to program?

Phil