I find this thread somewhat interesting. When I’m shopping around
for an application, I typically look for one in terms of its
functionality; not what language it’s written in.
As do I, in most cases.
For the people that are asking for a ruby email app, why? For
illustrative purposes, so you can see how they do “x”? So you can
more easily modify it? Something else?
That and more.
Speaking only for myself:
- So I can see the source and pick up tricks from it.
- So I can modify it.
- So I can contribute to its development.
- So I can know the API for the database and data
formats and handle them independently of the client.
- Perhaps most importantly: So I can easily write
internal scripts for it in Ruby.
As regards (5): One of the things that keeps me using
Outlook Express in spite of its problems is the "rules"
capability. (That, and sheer inertia – I’d hate to
think about importing 30,000 messages or so into a new
mailreader. Though if it were easy and errorproof, I’d
still do it.)
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Subject: ruby email client; why?