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17 April, 2004 (16 years ago )
Ruby is a reflective, dynamic, object-oriented programming language. It combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like object-oriented features, and also shares some features with Python, Lisp, Dylan and CLU. Ruby is a single-pass interpreted language. Its main implementation is free software.
Ruby Programming Language Features
- Ruby has simple syntax, partially inspired by Eiffel and Ada.
- Ruby has exception handling features, like Java or Python, to make it easy to handle errors.
- Ruby's operators are syntax sugar for the methods. You can redefine them easily.
- Ruby is a complete, full, pure object oriented language: OOL. This means all data in Ruby is an object, in the sense of Smalltalk: no exceptions. Example: In Ruby, the number 1 is an instance of class Fixnum.