----- Original Message -----
From: <kentda / stud.ntnu.no>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 4:18 PM
Subject: Wired magazine being their usual acurate self...


> (Sorry if this has come up already, I'm not all up to date)
>
> Well, maybe I'm being harsh, but I had a look in Wired july 2002, red
> cover yelling "The Next Intel".
>
> 'lo and behold on pages 60-61, a huge programming language graph.
> Ruby has incoming arrows from Eiffel, Smalltalk-80, Python as well as from
> Sather. So far so good, I think.
> But along comes a notes box on page 61 and states that
> Ruby is "A hardware description language"...
>
> .... and I thought that graph was a good sign at first :-(

A regrettable but not totally incomprehensible mistake.
Someone did his research on the web.

There was/is in fact an older Ruby that was a hardware
description language.

Hal Fulton