Larry Wall's comments on Ruby

Bill glows:

>I would not hesitate to
>say that Matz is much more genius than Larry!

If we’re voting, I’d second that :slight_smile:

But all things evolve. I remember being ecstatic that Perl
was around, and that I wouldn’t have to suffer the problems
inherent in porting shell scripts with awk, nawk, sed,
cut, grep and the rest of the gang from one Unix box to another.
Perl made all of that ugliness go away.

But the world moves on. Ruby is far more appropriate for the
current world, and will hopefully evolve more gracefully for
tomorrow’s world as well.

I’ll go back to being quiet now…