Tony Arcieri wrote:

> I just blogged about the results of my
> poll<http://unlimitednovelty.com/2009/03/what-do-rubyists-like-about-ruby.html>.

Tx for the work; this survey is relevant for all of language design. By "like" 
we simply mean "find very profitable" here.

> Here they are for the curious:
> 
>    1. Blocks (71%)

Certain other languages don't know what they are missing there.

>    5. Duck-typing (53%)

And maybe some folks don't realize how important "emergent behavior" is. You can 
write designs in a dynamic language that you simply cannot translate to a static 
language. The emergent behavior is too subtle!

-- 
   Phlip