· · 2006
· · · July
· · · · 20 (1 entry)
Want a New Pony?
· In Java, you’d say
new Pony("black"), and the pony is made by
Pony(String color). In Ruby, you’d say
Pony.new("black") and the pony-maker is
initialize(color). In Python, you’d say
Pony("black") and the pony-maker is
__init__(self, color). I wonder which is best? Does all this seem kind of ad-hoc? Anyhow, in real life, a Java programmer would start with an
AbstractEquineBreederGenerator and work from there. And for Ruby you’d be able to say
mySpecialPresent.get do | pony |, and it would clean up the pony poop for you (but the pony would be named Kurofune). Python programmers are Serious Men and Women who Don’t Have Time For Ponies. [Update: The email is already swirling in. Stand by for another virtual comments section.]
By Tim Bray.
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