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 CitizenKane on Fri 14th May 2004 19:52 UTC

cos even RegExps are pure objects .... oh the joy, I weep for the elegance of this language. Perl and Python suck donkeys balls in comparison.

In Ruby
r1 ='^[a-z]+:\s+w+')

In python
p = re.compile('ab*') # ugh

In perl
(%@#$^*^) # double ugh

As Bruce Lee once said:

"Empty your mind. Be like water.
Put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.
Put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle.
Put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, it can creep, drip or crash!!!
Be water, my friend."

Ruby lets you be water.