I guess it really depends on how far one goes the first time he/she learns
Ruby.  That's why I thing, the pickaxe book has stated that "Let's say it
again.  Ruby is a genuine object-oriented language..." in the beginning,
to "catch" people before they go away... :)

Regards,

Bill
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Albert Wagner <alwagner / tcac.net> wrote:
> Interesting.  When I was looking for an alternative to Smalltalk, I had the 
> same first impression of Ruby:  just another procedural language.  I actually 
> set it aside for several months based on that first impression.