A programming language for the library community sounds great!
When do we begin?


Cornel Darden Jr.
Kennedy-King College
City Colleges of Chicago
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> On Jul 29, 2013, at 11:57 AM, Peter Schlumpf <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Python and Ruby (and any other programming languages) are just tools.  Some do some things better than others.
> Imagine if the library community had its own programming/scripting language, at least one that is domain relevant.  What would it look like?
> Peter Schlumpf
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Joshua Welker <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Jul 29, 2013 10:43 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Python and Ruby
>> 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 of
>> 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