On Tue, 2004-09-07 at 01:43, James Britt wrote:

> 
> Same here, more or less.  The other side is that many "cool" apps
> written in SLOTR (some language other than Ruby) do not lend themselves
> to pleasant, productive hacking.  Many times I've installed apps in
> perl, PHP, whatever, and find it nice but lacking in some way, and want
> to hack it up.  But more often than not the code is a mess of terse
> expressions, each geared to some quirky task.
> (...)
> 
> Other things never make it to my hard drive because I can see the 
> laundry list of dependencies and just give up from the start.

ohhhhh yes indeed *shudders*


> An excellent Ruby project (and please don't get on my back for 
> suggesting something I have no intention of contributing too; it's time, 
> not interest that holds me back) would be a pure-Ruby, protocol-complete 
>   Jabber server.
> 
> And then get it added to the Ruby standard library.
> 
> (...)
> 	
> Sounds like a job for Ruby, and the idea of knowing that every Ruby app 
> cam be Jabber-enabled seems intriguing.
> 

I'd be really interested in what people can imagine as uses for jabber
in the context of their apps.? Though I'm not sure there's enough of a
case to have it in the standard library, it does indeed sound enticing.

	-Daniel