The problem lies in the fact that these statements are equal:

can't be compiled == non-trivial

...

I think the original intention was to say 'trivial' instead of 'non-trivial'

Trivial means easy. Hence... saying "> |DS> This is a *very* non-trivial
thing to do,", means that it is hard to do.

I hope I'm on track.

-Rich

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yukihiro Matsumoto" <matz / ruby-lang.org>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: help -- persuade my boss to adopt ruby


> Hi,
>
> In message "Re: help -- persuade my boss to adopt ruby"
>     on 02/12/17, "Bulat Ziganshin" <bulatz / integ.ru> writes:
>
> |>>concrete, i feel that Ruby is not strict enough and can't be compiled
> |>>for more or less fast execution.
> |
> |DS> This is very much incorrect.
> |DS> This is a *very* non-trivial thing to do,
> |
> |yes, i mean exactly that
>
> No, it's not what you meant.  Read the original post carefully.
> It's totally opposite from your previous statements.  Parhaps we have
> some kind of communication problem.  I'm not sure whether it is due to
> your wording, or your logic behind your statements, yet.
>
> matz.
>