Python v.s. Ruby?

William Park parkw at
Tue Feb 27 02:42:22 EST 2001

On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 06:17:55AM +0000, David wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Feb 2001 18:33:49 GMT, "szhao" <shichang at> wrote:
> >How do you compare the Languague Ruby with Python?
> >
> I think the most distinguishing difference between Python and Ruby is that
> the formers' users don't compare Python and Ruby; whereas the users of the
> latter seem to encourage comparing Ruby and Python.
> Or at least that's my perception.  Certainly the Python websites don't have
> any references to Ruby.  The Ruby websites seem to refer to Python...
> There's a maxim that may apply: "If you have to compare yourself to the
> competition, you're not the leader."

In the simplest terms, Ruby is OO Perl (not good for my fingers).

---William Park, Open Geometry Consulting

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