sean at cyberwang.net
Tue May 15 14:05:27 UTC 2007
Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Tom Evans wrote:
>> On Mon, 2007-05-14 at 22:17 -0700, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>>> Ruby's nice, but it's built on Perl so I have suspicions on its
>>> overall usability / speed given my experience with Perl over the
>>> past 4 months daily for work :(.. Ruby's just the new big thing for
>>> programming languages, so everyone's into it. Kind of like how Java
>>> was compared to C/C++ a few years back. But once everything dies
>>> down people will realize that they'll still have to program in
>>> C/C++/Perl for real-world applications.
>>> Python seems better than Ruby from what I can see, but I really
>>> don't like the mandatory indentation thing. Ew..
>> Rubies are better Perls. That's the only connection between the two. One
>> day, a Japanese programmer got fed up with Perl, and wrote a better
>> language (for varying meanings of better).
>> Its not based or built on Perl in any respect.
>> Python and Ruby both have the same targets; to speed development time
>> and increase programmer productivity.
> But one must make a Perl before one can make a Ruby. Maybe that was
> what I was trying to aim for.
> Ruby's nice, but it seems like it's going to be a bit passe in a few
> years like Java was for compilable / interpretable languages.
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Where did you find you need perl to build ruby. Its a separate thing all
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