On 10/19/05, rjack / elegancetech.com <rjack / elegancetech.com> wrote:
> I am new to Ruby. I have done most of my development in statically
> typed languages (Java, C++, C#, etc.).
>
> I understand that there are advantages and disadvantages to dynamic
> versus static typing. What idioms/patterns can you do in Ruby that you
> just can't do in statically typed languages? Are there problems you can
> solve in Ruby that you can't solve or would be awkward to solve in
> statically typed languages?
>
> Is there a website or document that describes this somewhere?
>
> [Note: I'm not interested in starting any language wars here. I really
> want to understand the expressive advantages of Ruby.]

PDF::Writer is 6,000 lines of code. Readable code. I suspect that
other implementations are much larger.

-austin
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