What you have there are a few people that didn't like Ruby. What does that
mean? Nothing at all.

I like Ruby, I'm finally sitting down tonight to enjoy some Ruby coding
(though I don't know what I'll write yet - suggestions welcome!)..

You know, life (and Ruby) goes on no matter other people think of Ruby.. If
it's faster or slower than language X matters zero to me -- I like Ruby,
period.. I think we all need to quit worrying about silly things like
negative book reviews on Amazon.com (of all places!) posting things to
Slashdot and Larry Wall saying something about Ruby at a conf.. Ruby is a
sweet language, let people use it who want to use it and don't worry about
those that don't. If people would put half as much effort into something
constructive as they do into advocacy of their favorite scripting language
and Unix flavor the world would be a better place and this list's volume
would be cut in half!!

Don't worry, code Ruby and be happy!

-Mitch


----- Original Message -----
From: "-kn" <knos / free.fr>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>; <ruby-talk / netlab.co.jp>
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2001 8:10 PM
Subject: [ruby-talk:11503] Re: Negative Reviews for Ruby and Programming
Ruby


> >>>>> "Jim" == Jim Freeze <jim / freeze.org> writes:
>
> .-
> | Hi all: I was just at Amazon looking at the reviews for Programming
Ruby, and
> | frankly, they suck. To be more accurate, they are more negative about
Ruby
> | than about the book.
> |
> | For example, here are three of the four reviews:
> |
> (...)
>
> Hi,
>
> those critics were not very verbose, but if those people took the time to
fill
> a negative review / opinion on amazon.com probably is there something in
the
> way ruby is perceived that triggers those reactions. It would be
interesting
> to investigate that.
>
> (Hi I'm a newbie btw, but I really like what i see so far in ruby. elegant
and
> well balanced are the two comments i'll make about it.)
>
> --
>   n
> ++k
>