Sadly, it got the typical negative response that non Perl/Python scripting
always seems to get on slashdot.
There are some really funny responses though! The guy who said it would be in
his top 20 picks was hilarious (even if he was listing heavily to port…)
And more importantly, the apache server at www.rubyx.org has been red hot
I was particularly amazed that one reply complained (admittedly, in a
reasonably inoffensive way) about the Ruby focus of the distribution. I
guess if you’d just called it the Gphrozggen distribution and it just
happened to make a lot of use of Ruby, all the slashdotters would have been
Yes, my point that ruby enabled me to write a tiny script which does
everything got rather lost in the noise. C’est la vie.
I really do despair at all those people who seem to be focused on
Perl/Python and then consider it ridiculous that someone could be focused
on “yet another scripting language”.
Each to his own. Feel reassured that you can write elegant, maintainable code
in a versatile language, while they immitate Golum [Hand’s over ears…“Not
listening…”]. Which puts you at a considerable advantage!
On Wednesday 03 Mar 2004 06:06, Harry Ohlsen wrote: