DEV Community

Discussion on: Which mainstream programming language has the ugliest syntax?

Collapse
aaronsapa1 profile image
Aarón Ch. Sánchez

Ruby

Collapse
xtabdeveloping profile image
Márton Kardos

I'm pretty sure you're alone with that xD

Collapse
christopheriolo profile image
Christophe Riolo

Nope! I dislike it too :)

Thread Thread
itchysand profile image
Itchy-Sand

Seriously? Ruby is syntax is poetry compared to other languages.

Thread Thread
alainvanhout profile image
Alain Van Hout

Try debugging poetry. The syntactic vocabulary is far too large for it to be elegant (imo, obviously).

Thread Thread
itchysand profile image
Itchy-Sand

Totally agree with you on debugging. It may not be as practical, but I don't find it ugly. Actually, I think these properties are mutually exclusive.

Thread Thread
alainvanhout profile image
Alain Van Hout

It guess it depends on whether you think inelegance is ugly, and then whether a far too large vocabulary is inelegant or not.