Hal Fulton <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com> writes:

> My own list:
>
> I'd emphasize character-oriented I/O, since they are so used to
> fixed-length records read a record at a time.
>
> I'd show them irb, which is fun to play in.
>
> I'd emphasize that "it's all PROCEDURE DIVISION" -- all of a Ruby
> program is executed, no real declarations.
>
> I'd emphasize that variables are untyped, and introduce the concept
> of object references.

Finally, tell them that Rails 1.1 new Object#copy_instance_variables_from
feature is very much like "COPY CORRESPONDING".  *duck*

> Hal
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