Comparison between Python and "Ruby"

Martijn Faassen m.faassen at
Mon Nov 1 12:34:04 CET 1999

Yukihiro Matsumoto <matz at> wrote:
> Ian Clarke <I.Clarke at> writes:

> |Problems with Python are:

> They are intended to be differences, not problems, OK?

Ok. :) Ruby sounds cool enough. It's received attention from several
Pythoneers in the past, I think, looking at its implementation of classes
for everything, and at its garbage collection system.

>From what I hear in this thread its C interfacing would also be interesting
to compare with Python's, especially since Ruby uses garbage collection,
which is something Python's looking at using in the future, in some

> Python is good enough to satisfy many, but some (including me, the
> designer of the Ruby language) perfer Ruby.  TMTOWTDI.

Agreed. This isn't a flamewar anyway. Ian Clarke chose a far more civilized
title to his post than he did a while back in comp.lang.perl. ;)

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