MacOS X: Python or Ruby?

Hi c.l.r,

I will recieve my first Apple computer (a iBook) next week. And I have
been thinking about my two favourite languages: Ruby and Python. I know
on Linux and Windows, both language have a great implementation. Is
that also the case on MacOS X? Are there any suprises I should expect
(incompatible modules/libs, etc.)?

Thank you,

Vincent

P.S: I realized, I should probably ask this on a Apple list, but I鈥檓 not
sure the informations I would recieve would be unbiasised :wink:

路路路

Vincent Foley-Bourgon
Email: vinfoley@iquebec.com
Homepage: http://darkhost.mine.nu:81

Vincent Foley vinfoley@iquebec.com writes:

that also the case on MacOS X? Are there any suprises I should expect
(incompatible modules/libs, etc.)?

MacOSX compatibility is great since it鈥檚 UNIX-based.

P.S: I realized, I should probably ask this on a Apple list, but I鈥檓 not
sure the informations I would recieve would be unbiasised :wink:

Um鈥 is this your testimony that the ppl in ruby-talk are all great,
and unbiased! grin

YS.

You will run into a few issues with the different window server. If you
do a lot of stuff with Tcl/Tk you may want to run X11 either beside or
instead of Quartz. OTOH, there is nothing on any other platform that鈥檚
half as cool as RubyCocoa.

Ruby is evolving into a true automation language on OS X. AFAICT, Linux
lacks facilities for automation. OK, not quite true. It鈥檚 more like
Linux programs don鈥檛 allow themselves to be automated.

Honestly compels me to admit that there are also serious efforts to
turn Python into an automation language.

路路路

On Tuesday, November 12, 2002, at 12:50 PM, Vincent Foley wrote:

Hi c.l.r,

I will recieve my first Apple computer (a iBook) next week. And I have
been thinking about my two favourite languages: Ruby and Python. I
know
on Linux and Windows, both language have a great implementation. Is
that also the case on MacOS X? Are there any suprises I should expect
(incompatible modules/libs, etc.)?

Thank you,

Vincent

P.S: I realized, I should probably ask this on a Apple list, but I鈥檓
not
sure the informations I would recieve would be unbiasised :wink: