I think Paul Prescod has said it very well.  Regarding the choice of
keywords and verbosity, I have to admit that I like Python better,
although I love Ruby very much, especially regarding the fundamental
language design.

Regards,

Bill
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paul / prescod.net wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Sep 2002, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:

>>
>> That's the point.  I guess you don't have any problem of equivalence
>> with your language (in this case, English).

> I am never happy with natural language metaphors for computer languages.
> Natural languages are HARD to learn (ask Larry Wall about Japanese!).
> Computer languages should strive to be much easier. Natural languages have
> many ambiguities in them. Computer languages must drive the ambiguities
> out. The rules defining natural languages are so complicated that
> linguists can't agree on them.

>  Paul Prescod