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Yukihiro Matsumoto
20+ years ago, a guy who disagree with me copied Ruby repo & replaced my name in copyright notices. He wanted his version of the lang. Technically it was license violation but I didn't say anything. I was curious about his ideas. No move for months. The repo disappeared. 1/
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Yukihiro Matsumoto 7 Jan 19
Replying to @yukihiro_matz
I have never met him since. But I am sure he realized the complex design constraints of the language only when he was responsible to every change he make. I named it 'xruby syndrome' after his fork of the language. 2/
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Yukihiro Matsumoto 7 Jan 19
Replying to @yukihiro_matz
In the history of the Ruby language, some forms of xruby syndrome happened many times. It is easy for you to complain (without considering constraints). You feel better. No cost. But it doesn't help the community. It's how Python lost Guido (I think). 3/
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Yukihiro Matsumoto 7 Jan 19
Replying to @yukihiro_matz
We don't want you to shut up. We are listening. But we are mere mortals. We sometimes feel sick. Please be constructive. Don't ruin our lives. 4/4
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Publickey 9 Jan 19
Replying to @yukihiro_matz
Publickeyの新野です。昨日の言語開発における4分割のツイート、記事にまとめさせていただいてもいいでしょうか? よろしくおねがいします。
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Yukihiro Matsumoto 9 Jan 19
Replying to @publickey
どうぞ。補足の情報が必要そうなら取材してください
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Olivier Lacan 7 Jan 19
Replying to @yukihiro_matz
Thank you for all the work you did or inspired others to do throughout the years. I’ve never felt at home in programming before Ruby, and it’s very likely I won’t ever feel as home in any other language. You’ve allowed me to express myself and help others express themselves.
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λ Tom Sosiński 7 Jan 19
Replying to @yukihiro_matz @ktosopl
Be thoughtful and polite. Express some empathy. If we apply common sense and ubiquitous social rules then it should be ok. The internet however makes people aggresive and rude. Maybe we forget that we interact with eachother and not the machine?
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Andrew Warner 9 Jan 19
Replying to @yukihiro_matz
Since you're more like to hear negative feedback, here is some positive: I fell in love with Ruby a little more than 7 years ago and it has changed my career and my life. You've since addressed most of the biggest pain points for me as a developer, thanks for all that you do!
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Andy Tran ✌️🌈🎉 7 Jan 19
Replying to @yukihiro_matz
Ruby is still one of the most expressive languages that I use. Thanks!
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Lorenz Kitzmann 9 Jan 19
Replying to @yukihiro_matz
I use Ruby every day and it is the biggest source of joy in my job. Thank you for creating such a beautiful programming language!
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