What's TOTALLY COMPELLING about Ruby over Python?

James Kew james.kew at btinternet.com
Wed Aug 20 23:48:01 CEST 2003


"Brandon J. Van Every" <vanevery at 3DProgrammer.com> wrote in message
news:bhrh1b$29lum$1 at ID-203719.news.uni-berlin.de...
> Jeff Epler wrote:
> > PS I'd just like to state for the record that neither Python nor Ruby
> > have a totally compelling advantage compared to the following
> >
> >         K&R C
>
> Even as one who hasn't converted to Python yet, that statement is clearly
> insane.

Not at all: there are many applications in which K&R C is a more appropriate
language than Python.

Compelling advantages, yes. But "totally" compelling, no: if that were the
case it'd be Python-or-not-at-all in all cases.

James






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