Hello Joe,

>> Well comparing OO Perl to OO Ruby you'll have a huge win here in terms of
>> maintainability.  If people are already comfortable with Perl then it
>> might be a hard sell, but I think it's easier to convert someone who isn't
>> a Pearl zealot from Perl to Ruby than it is from Python to Ruby.
>> 
>> Aside from the ones you came up with, maybe Ruby's license is better for
>> your business?  I don't know.

JVD> I don't know anything about licenses, but this is a very good point.
JVD> Are there any functional differences between the three languages'
JVD> licenses?

They are almost the same.
There are just two exceptions and this makes look Ruby less
functional. No native threads and not very good if you want to embedd
Ruby inside a C application.  But otherwise from the core language
functionality they are all the same.


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