ruby is becoming lisp....

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I was going to list all the instances today when I had an 'aha!' moment about a new Ruby feature that makes it more like Lisp. Problem is, it's happening too often. I lost track. (When are we getting cons? caadr?)

Rubys World

Matz just finished his keynote, which caused #rubyconf to erupt. Who would have thought a new lambda syntax would elicit such a barrage of heckling^Wcommentry? I personally think lambda (args) { body } is the way to go, but it should also be given a convenience method to save on typing. Isn't that what Akira said yesterday? Jon Tirsen has a good wrap-up from yesterday's Matz QA—he'll probably have today's up at some point as well.

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