REPOST: Re: Two languages, too similar, competing in the same space.
nhodgson at bigpond.net.au
Thu Dec 27 18:53:27 EST 2001
> 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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