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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!