Choosing ruby?

David Douthitt
CUNA & Affiliates
UNIX Systems Administrator
ddouthitt@cuna.coop

raims@dot.com 8/11/02 12:25PM >>>

Then (I have no problems switching to Ruby)
I asked myself: " why I have to do that " ?

Could anyone answer for me?

I can tell you my story…

I find OO to be the best way of thinking, and still wish I had enough time to learn (and use) SmallTalk fully. I’ve always enjoyed learning new languages, and perk up when I hear of a new one. I’d been programming in Perl 4 for a long time, and when Perl 5 came along and changed everything, and claimed “OO” (which I did not see) - I never did learn to program in Perl 5. I write mostly in ksh; back then I wrote in Perl 4 occasionally.

Now, if I’m not in ksh I’m writing in Ruby. Ruby is cleaner, is truly object-oriented, and re-visiting old code isn’t nearly as difficult as Perl or other programs might be. I find it to be more maintainable, and easier to write in.

I definitely recommend it!

Python has the same features :slight_smile:

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On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 13:34:07 GMT, “David Douthitt” DDouthitt@cuna.coop wrote:

Now, if I’m not in ksh I’m writing in Ruby. Ruby is cleaner, is truly object-oriented, and re-visiting
old code isn’t nearly as difficult as Perl or other programs might be.
I find it to be more maintainable, and easier to write in.


Rhymes (rhymes@NOSPAMmyself.com)
http://www26.brinkster.com/rhymes
" avevo Halo, poi è arrivata la mia fidanzata :wink: "

A lot of languages have the same features, it’s just that most
programmers
don’t :slight_smile:

Regards,

Chris

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On Monday, August 12, 2002, at 03:27 pm, Rhymes wrote:

On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 13:34:07 GMT, “David Douthitt” > DDouthitt@cuna.coop wrote:

Now, if I’m not in ksh I’m writing in Ruby. Ruby is cleaner, is truly
object-oriented, and re-visiting
old code isn’t nearly as difficult as Perl or other programs might be.
I find it to be more maintainable, and easier to write in.

Python has the same features :slight_smile: