Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> In message "Re: Python vs Ruby"
>     on Mon, 10 Jan 2005 17:05:16 +0900, Premshree Pillai <premshree.pillai / gmail.com> writes:
> 
> |> The lack of English documentation was the biggest
> |> (perhaps only) weakness in Ruby.
> |
> |Exactly. I don't see any other reason why Ruby didn't take off as well
> |as Python.
> 
> I don't think so.  You have more English documents than in Japanese
> these days.  So that the reason should be "the lack of documentation"
> at most.  You might know that many among open source developers are
> not good document writers (including myself).


Well, I'm inclined to blame "LAMP".

People are encouraged to use suboptimal tools for a task simply because 
the tool name fits a snappy acronym.

If matz had only picked a name that began with "P", rather than "R" ...

James