17 October 2005

Ruby O-O programming and the big time

The local open source has scheduled for the next monthly meeting a talk on Ruby. The description says in part, "ruby is a newer, popular interpreted language supported on many platforms. It is respected for its powerful object oriented design."

Count me unimpressed. I guess if you compare it to perl, it does have a better implemented object facility than perl does. I'll take a less "fashionable" GNU Smalltalk over Ruby any day. GST is meant to be a scripting language just as Ruby is, however GST uses a different syntax that isn't borrowed from procedural based languages like C, C++, and Java (Yeah, I know C++ is supposed to be an OO language).

Hmmm, maybe I'll do a talk on GST at one of the upcoming meetings.