mental / rydia.net wrote:
> Quoting Isaac Gouy <igouy / yahoo.com>:
>
> > > But then Ruby showed people it was okay.
> >
> > Smalltalk?
>
> That's where blocks came from, yes.  But Smalltalk never caught on,
> at least not to the degree that Ruby has.

Do you have any evidence for
1) How much Smalltalk caught on
2) How much Ruby has caught on?


> There isn't much unique to Ruby at all -- it's just very well
> put-together, and has successfully popularized a lot of concepts
> that have previously not been a significant part of "mainstream"
> programming.
> 
> -mental