On 13/09/06, Rich Morin <rdm / cfcl.com> wrote:
> In "Design patterns of 1972", Mark-Jason Dominus says:
>
> > Patterns are signs of weakness in programming languages.
> >
> > When we identify and document one, that should not be the
> > end of the story.  Rather, we should have the long-term
> > goal of trying to understand how to improve the language
> > so that the pattern becomes invisible or unnecessary.
>
> Interesting read and quite relevant to Ruby and Rails...
>
>   http://newbabe.pobox.com/~mjd/blog/2006/09/11/#design-patterns

Good read, thanks.

Oddly, enough, I only know MJD from his perl advocacy.
Last time I looked, perls oop was entirely built as a 'pattern'
(with only minor 'helpers' like bless, self and new). Wonder if
he's been a driver for some of perl6s new features?

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