Also, Ruby is just Python with end statements. So if you learn one, you're
mostly learning the other. ;)
On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 9:27 AM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Yes, we wouldn't want a flame war, besides, everyone knows that real
> programmers use APL.
> X ← 3 3⍴÷⍳9 ⋄ Y ← DATA[⍋DATA] ⍝ If you can read this, nice font choices
> Really, your message is a grenade. If you want to build a Python community
> in the library world, create a compelling project. I am sure that many
> folks have been inspired to learn RoR because of Hydra. You could do the
> same for Python (or Scala or Haskell or APL).
> Python is a nice language, and I use it for systems scripting, mostly
> because I don't love Perl.
> On Jul 29, 2013, at 8:43 AM, Joshua Welker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Not intending to start a language flame war/holy war here, but in the
> > library coding community, is there a particular reason to use Ruby over
> > Python or vice-versa? I am personally comfortable with Python, but I have
> > noticed that there is a big Ruby following in Code4Lib and similar
> > communities. Am I going to be able to contribute and work better with the
> > community if I use Ruby rather than Python?
> > I am 100% aware that there is no objective way to answer which of the two
> > languages is the best. I am interested in the much more narrow question
> > which will work better for library-related scripting projects in terms of
> > the following factors:
> > -existing modules that I can re-use that are related to libraries (MARC
> > tools, XML/RDF tools, modules released by major vendors, etc)
> > -availability of help from others in the community
> > -interest/ability of others to re-use my code
> > Thanks.
> > Josh Welker
> > Information Technology Librarian
> > James C. Kirkpatrick Library
> > University of Central Missouri
> > Warrensburg, MO 64093
> > JCKL 2260
> > 660.543.8022