Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 6:08PM
From a post by Bruce Eckel at Artima Forums:
One of the big reasons for my renewed interest in Ruby (besides the features it has that seem to make it a bit easier to create domain-specific languages) is because of Matz's decision to remove the Perlisms in Ruby. Any language (Python is the only other one I know of) that's willing to REMOVE warts (Java just seems to keep adding warts on existing warts) immediately becomes much more interesting in my perception.
Refactoring and simplification can be applied to programming languages as well as to programs.