Gavri Savio Fernandez wrote:

> > I want to add the observation that the Perlisms in Ruby were
> > a major (perhaps
> > *the* major) factor that put me off the language when I
> > looked at it a year or
> > so ago.
>
> i mean, i can understand that you would have been turned off initially,
> but do you still feel that they are a problem for you?
> or did u mention that you were initially put off because it indicates
> that it would be a problem when ruby is advocated as an alternative to
> other languages.

Well, it's difficult to tell whether I'd have changed my mind after a while,
but the Perlisms *did* put me off Ruby, which is why I never did start to use
it.

I'm still interested, though, so I lurk here occasionally, and watch
developments with hope.

    -- chris