Ruby on Rails or Perl's there a Python equivalent

Gary Nutbeam gnutbeam at
Mon Mar 7 17:40:55 CET 2005

Learning Ruby to use Rails is tempting.

Iwan van der Kleyn wrote:

> Gary Nutbeam wrote:
>> needing to learn Ruby.
> But why wouldn't you just use Rails and learn Ruby in the process? The
> "effort" required to learn Ruby pales in comparisson to the advantages
> using Ruby on Rails might give you, imho.
> Ruby is an excellent language, not much different from Python with its
> own set of advantages and problems (I really mis python's white-space
> indentation for example, but that is fully compensated by Ruby's nice
> OOP features). With a book like "Programming Ruby" you would be up to
> speed in a few days.
> Rails gives you much more than a comparable set of Python libraries
> which are gobled together with sticky tape. It provides you not just
> with an superbly integrated and consistent set of components. Rails
> gives you:
>   - (real) automation (take a look at scaffolding for quick prototyping)
>   - terrific documentation (the videos are *not* a gimmick, for example)
>   - an enthousiastic, supportive user community (that alone is an
> incredible help and time saver)
> have fun,
> Iwan

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