What's TOTALLY COMPELLING about Ruby over Python?

Graham Fawcett fawcett at teksavvy.com
Thu Aug 21 06:13:55 CEST 2003


Jeffrey P Shell wrote:

>"Brandon J. Van Every" <vanevery at 3DProgrammer.com> wrote in message news:<bhr44h$2903b$1 at ID-203719.news.uni-berlin.de>...
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>>I'm realizing I didn't frame my question well.
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>>What's ***TOTALLY COMPELLING*** about Ruby over Python?  What makes you jump
>>up in your chair and scream "Wow!  Ruby has *that*?  That is SO FRICKIN'
>>COOL!!!  ***MAN*** that would save me a buttload of work and make my life
>>sooooo much easier!"
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>>As opposed to minor differences of this feature here, that feature there.
>>Variations on style are of no interest to me.  I'm coming at this from a C++
>>background where even C# looks like an improvement.  ;-)  From 10,000 miles
>>up, is there anything about Ruby that's a "big deal" compared to Python?
>>
>>One person mentioned Japanese documentation.  I'm sure that's Totally Kewl
>>to the Japanese....
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>Negative points earned by using 'frickin' and 'kewl'.
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>But with an earnest answer to your question - I started evaluating
>Ruby about two and a half years ago.  For me at the time, the "big
>deals" in comparison to Python were:
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An excellent answer and a great read, Jeffrey. Thanks.

-- Graham






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