Whoohoo, late to the party!
I like Python because I learned it first, and I haven't had a need to
explore Ruby yet.
I did briefly foray into learning Ruby in order to try to learn Rails, and
I actually found that my background in Python sort of gave me brain-jam for
learning Ruby, because the languages were so close together, but just
different in some ways. So my mind would be 'oh, so it's just <insert
Python idiom here> but then, it's not. If I tackle Ruby again, I will
definitely try to 'empty my cup' first.
On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 8:55 AM, Marc Chantreux <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Sorry comming late with it but:
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 10:43:33AM -0500, Joshua Welker 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?
> Is it the only choices you have? Because I'd personnally advice none of
> I tested both of them before stucking to Perl just because
> * it is very pleasant when it come to explore and modify datastructures
> and strings (which library things are).
> * the ecosystem is briliant: perl comes with lot of libraries and tools
> with a quality i haven't found in other languages.
> Of course, perl is not perfect and i really would like to use a modern
> emerging compiled language like go, rust, haskell or even something on the
> (like clojure or the emerging perl6) but all of them miss libraries.
> Marc Chantreux
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