Saturday, July 16, 2005

Could Rails have been built without Ruby?

from here

Nice discussion about dynamic/static typing,
LISP-like languages, metaprograming, design patterns.

" the OO world you hear a good deal about "patterns." I wonder if these patterns are not sometimes evidence of case (c), the human compiler, at work. When I see paterns in my programs, I consider it a sign of trouble. The shape of a program should reflect only the problem it needs to solve. Any other regularity in the code is a sign, to me at least, that I'm using abstractions that aren't powerful enough - often that I'm generating by hand the expansions of some macro that I need to write."

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