> "Guy N. Hurst" <gnhurst / hurstlinks.com> writes:
>
> > I think there is more good than harm.  So many people seem to
> > already be asking "What's the best/right way to do X in Ruby?". So
> > this would give some direction (which of course results in excluding
> > other 'ways').
>
> I guess I'd rather see a language that made it easy to write well, but
> didn't preclude you writing badly if you like.
>
> Dave
>

I think this is also an issue of critical mass for ruby.  If the change
alienates a significant number of potential users, achieving critical mass
to become a mainstream language becomes  that much less likely.

Wayne