Franz GEIGER wrote:

# Subject: Even Tcl/Tk goes ActiveSTATE

"Even Tcl/Tk ...."?  Better be a bit more careful about how you talk
about the people who are now in a position to invite you into their
exclusive little club. :-) The least you could say is that this is
potentially great news for keeping Ruby/Tk viable.

# Tcl/Tk goes ActiveSTATE (see below). Shouldn't Ruby go ActiveSTATE
# too? 

Sure (albeit cautiously so). But what would that involve in practice?
Likely that they would need to hire at least one very strong
low-level Ruby developer, and maybe take on Matz and the pragmatic
duo as part-time consultants. And this probably means that you need to
present ActiveState with a pretty strong business case to justify
this. 

# Perl and Python are already there. Wouldn't it be a real push for
# Ruby's popularity?

Of course. But also recall, it was Perl and Python's *pre-existing*
popularity that made them attractive to ActiveState in the first
place.

# And think of Komodo! An IDE for Ruby, with a visual debugger!

Yup. I've previously mentioned this, but it bears repeating.

# Any plans about this?

Not that I know of. Want to make some?

Conrad Schneiker
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