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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Wish ruby were a little faster
by Jeremy on Fri 14th May 2004 01:06 UTC

I first started learning programming from shell scripting under Linux. From there I moved on to Python. I loved it until I found Ruby. I absolutely love the syntax of Ruby. To me, it seems so easy to write such small and succinct code. The only problem is that for number crunching, it doesn't seem to be very fast. Perhaps it's not something that people do often, but I had to generate a little over a million numbers to keep in a list one time, and it took my computer over 3 minutes to do it. I know it wasn't the fastest of computers (800MHz 2GB/RAM), but that was way too long to take to do that. I also like Common Lisp ALOT, but "simple" things like splitting strings at specified patterns can be a REAL pain, so I have trouble finding that one to be practical.