Archives Nov. 19, 2008

No thrill on Ruby yet

Just wrote my first Ruby script (I've only read about it before this).  I'm not falling in love yet... can't say I'm really even finding it beautiful.  All those "ends" scattered around, scoping with line-noise.  I see the niceness of the block abstraction, but I haven't yet come to need ...

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Now we need 3 million dollars...

I chose 1 million dollars as a small number that should be possible to raise if we have a good enough proposal.  The top three voted projects focus on, one way or another, performance and applicability.  The winning project essentially was to improve Python's concurrency storing markedly.  Basically spend the money on hiring people ...

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