Linked by Ritesh Kumar on Thu 13th May 2004 19:31 UTC
General Development In recent years "scripting languages" are becoming a path which is a must go for rapid application development. The open source community has seen many scripting language implementations. Some really popular and good ones available are perl and python.
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by omnivector on Fri 14th May 2004 00:13 UTC

Ruby has pulled me out of a language-rut. I went in search for a language to replace my bash scripts, and after using perl i knew there had to be something better. The first language I tried in my search was python, since I heard a lot of things about it. Yuck. talk about psuedo-object-oriented. Why in a modern language do you have to pass self to every member method? Well after going through the free online ruby book (http://www.rubycentral.com) i was in LOVE. What a beautiful language. it's as if the author said "what's the best about all languages" and combined them into one. blocks for closures, statements return values like lisp, EVERYTHING is an object, classes can be dynamically altered, lambda methods, built in accessors/mutators, CLEAN syntax, native inline regexes, array and hash literals, you name it. it's just simply the best language i've ever seen.