OT: Ruby programmers use Python (was Re: ruby on rails ... python on ?)

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Sun Oct 31 21:24:41 CET 2004

Josiah Carlson wrote:
> Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> wrote:
>>(I'm sure there's an obvious answer, but I'm curious why
>>they didn't use Basecamp instead of Trac for their bug tracker...)
> This is what I can tell (in the 5 minutes reading their web sites):
> 1. Trac was implemented when they started RubyOnRails, so they used it
> because it fit with what they were doing.
> 2. RubyOnRails was developed.
> 3. Someone implemented Basecamp using RubyOnRails as a framework.
> You can't really build an application before you build a framework, and
> switching project management is, from what I hear, quite a bitch.

You're turning this into a mystery then. :-)  The announcement
that they "have finally taken the step to get a real bug tracker"
came on October 11, 2004.  All the issues in it were added recently.

If they developed RubyOnRails since then, these guys are the
fastest damn programmers on the planet.  I gotta get me some
of that Ruby!  ;-)


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