While I agree with your sentiment, I'd propose that Ruby didn't "steal"
ideas from other languages but chose to stand on the shoulders of giants
and "build" on those ideas. :-)



On Thu, 2005-08-04 at 12:16 +0900, Daniel Brockman wrote:
> Jeff Wood <jeff.darklight / gmail.com> writes:
> 
> > If you want python syntax, use python
> 
> Yeah, and if you want regular expressions, use Perl.
> Last time I checked, Guido did not have any patents on
> layout-based syntax.
> 
> I'm sorry, but I'm so tired of the categorical ``if you
> want feature X, use language Y'' arguments.
> 
> Ruby has stolen tons of ideas from all over the place,
> and that has served us well.  Why stop now?
>