| ||Ask YC: Ruby and Lisp devs, please answer this (Not a flame war)|
27 points by Readmore on Jan 14, 2008 | hide | past | web | favorite | 66 comments |
|I'm a Ruby guy, I've fallen in love with the language thanks to Rails. I have a Master's in CS and in college we studied mainly Java, along with some Lisp and C, but I try to do all my current programming in Ruby.|
In an effort to not be a Blub programmer I have taken another look at Lisp to see what I'm missing, but I'm afraid that I can't really see it. I found this page http://innig.net/software/ruby/closures-in-ruby.rb which explains Closures in Ruby and after looking through that I don't really see what I could do with Lisp that I can't do with Ruby.
Again, I'm not looking for a "OMG Python is better than both" I would just like some honest answers about what the differences are. It's always worth it to learn new languages but would it be a better use of my time to start over and learn Lisp or just learn how to proficiently use Closures in Ruby?
Any comments, questions, etc. would be appreciated.
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