I am already a big user of PHP for web apps, but PHP does not make a
fantastic scripting language in my experience.

Josh Welker
Information Technology Librarian
James C. Kirkpatrick Library
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
JCKL 2260

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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Riley Childs
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 8:18 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Python and Ruby

No mention of PHP?

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On Jul 30, 2013, at 9:14 AM, Kurt Nordstrom <[log in to unmask]>

> 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.
> -K
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 8:55 AM, Marc Chantreux <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> hello,
>> 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 them
>> 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 jvm (like clojure or the emerging perl6) but all of
>> them miss libraries.
>> HTH
>> regards
>> --
>> Marc Chantreux
>> Université de Strasbourg, Direction Informatique
>> 14 Rue René Descartes,
>> ☎:
>> "Don't believe everything you read on the Internet"
>>    -- Abraham Lincoln
> --