REPOST: Re: Two languages, too similar, competing in the same space.

Neil Hodgson nhodgson at
Thu Dec 27 18:53:27 EST 2001

Ron Stephens:

>  Bruce Eckles said that, if a language can't give dramatic productivity
> improvements over a predecessor language, that it does not justify one's
> switching. 10% improvements are not nearly enough, he said.

   Most people are not switching to Ruby from Python but from languages like
Perl and C++, and Ruby is more than 10% better than those languages. I'll be
quite happy if Ruby does achieve 'world-domination' and am forced to use as
it is a much better language than most.


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