Someone already did, and I did actually go straight to that list. The
request is there and is about a year old so I was stirring it up a bit
after I found the report to add it.



On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 5:45 PM, Tamara Temple <tamouse.lists / gmail.com>wrot=
e:

>
> On Nov 9, 2013, at 11:26 AM, Brandon Weaver <keystonelemur / gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > "Some may say Ruby is a bad rip-off of Lisp or Smalltalk, and I admit
> that. But it is nicer to ordinary people."
> > - Matz, LL2
> >
> > Ruby is a language designed in the following steps:
> >
> >
> >   * take a simple lisp language (like one prior to CL).
> >   * remove macros, s-expression.
> >   * add simple object system (much simpler than CLOS).
> >   * add blocks, inspired by higher order functions.
> >   * add methods found in Smalltalk.
> >
> >   * add functionality found in Perl (in OO way).
> >
> >
> > So, Ruby was a Lisp originally, in theory.
> > Let's call it MatzLisp from now on. ;-)
> > - Matz
> > ----
> >
> > About that...
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Nov 9, 2013 at 11:13 AM, botp <botpena / gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 12:46 AM, Brandon Weaver
> > <keystonelemur / gmail.com> wrote:
> > > It doesn't fit the feel of Ruby, and isn't nearly as expressive or
> succinct
> > > as what I mentioned above.
> >
> > ruby is not lisp.
> >
> > try eg,
> >
> > array.shift #=3D> 1
> > array #=3D> [2, 3, 4, 5]
> >
> > kind regards -botp
> >
>
>
> All interesting and such, but moot given core language change discussions
> happens over on ruby-core mailing list. I think your suggestion has merit
> (Hey, I=92m a Lisper, too!), but nothing we can really do over here. Even
> better, fork ruby, add the methods, and submit a PR. I=92d say it should =
be
> in Enumerable, as well. The implementation should be dead-easy:
>
> class Array
>   def rest(n=3D1)
>     self.drop(n)
>   end
> end
>
>
>
>
>