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Comment: Re:Ruby? (Score 1) 546

by Luthair (#48104053) Attached to: Goodbye, World? 5 Languages That Might Not Be Long For This World

Like C or not the syntax has been the standard for most languages, and its the syntax taught to a generation of programmers. Language designers take note, deviating from the syntax does not increase clarity nor does it save time so don't unless using a different paradigm.

Having the poster child abandon the language and need to re-write its entire system was a pretty strong statement to the rest of the users. In reality though I think a lot of ruby users just moved onto node.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (10) Sorry, but that's too useful.