On Tuesday, August 19, 2003, 3:21:32 AM, Hannu wrote:

> It's actually just a design choice that weighted, which would lead
> to shorter dev times in general: immutable or mutable strings. Guido
> thought it was the former.

That may be the case, but such a pragmatic, agnostic consideration
can't explain his words in the blog:

  [...] (with the exception of Ruby's mutable strings, which I find an
  abomination).

Gavin