----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Thomas" <Dave / PragmaticProgrammer.com>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 10:14 AM
Subject: Re: adding overload to ruby



> Ultimately this isn't an argument that can be won on a mailing list.
> You'll have to get out there and _write_ a 20,000 line Ruby
> application.  Write it in real Ruby, not using your C-based stuff, nor
> using SRuby.  Write it using unit tests.  Just try it.  And then tell
> us what you think.

The problem with that is that a 20 KLOC Ruby program
is often the equivalent of a 120 KLOC C program...

Hal