Hi,

In message "[ruby-talk:26910] Re: Ruby vs. Python: Decisions, Decisions"
    on 01/11/30, Sean Russell <ser / germane-software.com> writes:

|> Yes, I did.  And I was born under the culture that respects ancestors.
|> No matter how I feel about them. ;-)
|
|Does this include cultural ancestors, or just direct ancestors?  Do you 
|have to honor your enemy's ancestors?  I'm not speaking metaphorically 
|here; I'm actually asking about the Japanese culture :-)

In Japanese culture, we pay more respect to the direct ancestors, but
we still respect cultural ancestors too.

|I know Perl is a direct ancestor of Ruby, but what, specifically, did Ruby 
|inherit from Python?

The word 'def' is inherited from Python.

							matz.