Monday, September 29, 2003

Matz Interview

Bill Venners interviews Ruby’s Yukihiro Matsumoto:

I need to guess how the compiler works. If I’m right, and I’m smart enough, it’s no problem. But if I’m not smart enough, and I’m really not, it causes confusion. The result will be unexpected for an ordinary person. This is an example of how orthogonality is bad.

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