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Ruby Soup 
20th-Nov-2008 12:06 am
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I had a thought at work the other day. Java has a strict one-parent-class rule. Philosophically, this is a good match in domains like taxonomic biology (a phylum is in one kingdom, a genus is in one family). But it's a terrible match in domains like cooking. A soup inherits flavors from many sources. You can add meat to what was originally a vegetable stew. Ruby is a much better language for programming a curry.
20th-Nov-2008 07:37 am (UTC)
You could really chip a tooth on ruby soup.
21st-Nov-2008 01:58 am (UTC) - Are you intentionally skirting around the obvious pun?
Would that there were a programming language with your surname....Stone soup would have to find a way to materially reward the programmer for adding more and more superclasses to an uninteresting base.
21st-Nov-2008 06:00 am (UTC) - Re: Are you intentionally skirting around the obvious pun?
The pun that actually ended up in the dish was much tastier and far more appropriate.
21st-Nov-2008 05:55 am (UTC)
That's what composition is for, you insensitive clod! ;]
21st-Nov-2008 05:58 am (UTC)
Composition is good for sandwiches and bacon. Not so much for anything you can put in a blender.
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