On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 11:36:17PM +0000, Simon Cozens wrote:: schw...@pobox.com (Michael G Schwern) writes:
: > If you want a tactile grasp of the "Everything is an object" concept, try
: > some Ruby.
: If you want a tactile grasp of Perl 6, try some Ruby. But I'll be saying
: a lot more on that later...
: > A flip through the Ruby builtin methods is nice for building up some envy. :)
: > http://www.rubycentral.com/book/builtins.html
: I vaguely object to calling them builtins, as I've objected to similar
: concepts in Perl 6. They aren't *built in* to the language - you could
: add another method and the parser wouldn't give a damn - they are
: methods of the standard libraries that ship with Ruby. This
: distinction is important, despite what Damian would have you believe.
Foul! I suspect this is a fight over definitions, not beliefs. Damian
: In the same way, the specification of C-as-a-language, its syntax and
Don't get discouraged--I've been saying it for a good long time now, and
About the only things that have to be truly built-in to Perl 6 are
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