Sarah Tanembaum wrote:

> I thought it would be easier than PHP and perhaps smaller code because 
> of Ruby elegance, why would it takes so much effort? Perhaps Ruby is 
> not ready for the kind of project we discuss?

Not at all.  The reason is, people scratch their own itches.  Nobody has 
gotten itchy enough yet :-)  Ruby has been used for far more intense 
tasks than this one.