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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re: @omnivector
by Rodrigo on Sat 15th May 2004 02:42 UTC

I know the differences. I've done "pet projects" with both (although I use more Python, maybe because I managed to get some nice Python books first)

It's a question of perspective. In a close, 4-feet-high look, you may call Ruby and Python very different, but if you think on a panoramic, 5 miles-high view, and align Python, Ruby, C#, Lisp, Java, Pascal, etc etc, Ruby and Python are very similar.

The same way that I look at my brother and say "he's _completely_ different from me" but people outside my family say "you're almost clones!" ;)