Brevity

Having been raised on spinach, many may end up hating it.

Having been raised on FORTRAN and C, I find solace in brevity, constructs that do away with loops and object orientation. C can be very brief but I see nothing of object orientation in it. FORTRAN of my time had neither characteristics. C++ added the object orientation but only Smalltalk and then Java made it easy enough to use.

Recently, one of my office neighbor's asked me what I thought was distinguishing about Ruby. Without hesitation, I was surprised at my own quick response, given that I'm still learning about the language: "brevity." Of course, Ruby is not for everyone. One can enjoy it more with a combined understanding of object-oriented, functional, script and high-level programming, and an appreciation of how a compiler might have been written for it. A desire for brevity and a positive mental attitude towards it will also help.

What I like is when the code speaks for itself, and that can be done in almost all programming languages.
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