In article <m2sn7wb4x2.fsf / zip.local.thomases.com>,
Dave Thomas  <Dave / PragmaticProgrammer.com> wrote:
>matz / ruby-lang.org (Yukihiro Matsumoto) writes:
>
>> > >    Ruby selectively integrates many good ideas taken from Perl,
>> > >    Python, Smalltalk, Eiffel, ADA, Clu, and Lisp.  (Ruby is more
>> > >    fully OO than Python in so far as basic types such as hashes
>> > >    can be subclassed. See Ruby FAQ 1.4.) Ruby combines these
>> > >    ideas in a
>> >
>> > Ruby is no longer more OO than Python (at least as pointed out in
>> > this FAQ), as of Python 2.2.  See this:
>> 
>> I admit Python people done great job recently, I still feel like "Ruby
>> is more fully OO than Python".  But we have to define "OO" before
>> further discussion, it's the hardest task. ;-)
>
>I wonder if we need to be taking pokes at other languages in the FAQ,
>though? I'd vote to drop it (particularly as the sentence doesn't
>really fit in context). I'd vote to drop it from the FAQ, but keep it
>in our hearts :)

You're right that it doesn't really fit in that part of the FAQ.  What 
about a "How does Ruby compare with other Languages?" question for the FAQ 
- it is a valid question.

Phil