On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 7:09 AM, tamouse pontiki <tamouse.lists / gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 4:30 PM, Robert Klemme
> <shortcutter / googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 6:46 PM, NBarnes <nbarnes / gmail.com> wrote:
>>> To be honest, coming from a more Java-equse background, I had some trouble
>>> with Ruby's idioms.  While I've come to grok the way that Ruby's usual
>>> idioms do and do not omit parentheses and use hashes to pass sets of
>>> optional parameters, I'm not sure that it's wise to try and teach students
>>> the hows and whys of programming syntax in such an environment.
>>
>> It's an open question how important that research is. The initial
>> learning phase is usually much smaller than the usage phase and Perl
>> proves that you can get used to anything.
>
> So does mucking horse stalls. :)

I didn't say that it is necessarily desirable to get used to Perl. I
see, we're on the same page here. :-)

Cheers

robert

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