gabriele renzi wrote:
> il Mon, 29 Mar 2004 07:14:37 +0900, Seth Kurtzberg <seth / cql.com> ha
> scritto::
> 
> 
>>I don't think I would say that python has a lisp slant.  In fact, ruby has more functional 
>>programming syntax (e.g. list processing) than python.
> 
> 
> I'd say that python has a Scheme slant, cause functions are in the
> same namespace of every other variable. IIRC lisp asks you to do
> sharp-quote to use a function by name, somewhat like ruby's method().
> 
> BTW, I believe ruby and python functionalness are ortoghonal.
> Python has first class functions, ruby has more powerful lexical
> closures. 
> Ruby even has call/cc but that is a black art that I'll never
> understand :)

I would say feature wise they are very similar, from a theoretical 
sense, but I prefer ruby at the symantic and syntactic level.  It makes 
more sense.

Charles Comstock