Jim Freeze wrote:
 >
 > . . .
 >
> I just wrote a long message to a friend about this issue. I quote 
> here what I can:
> 
> 
>>Why would I want to switch from PERL to Ruby?
> 
>  
> Short Answer: 
>   Because Ruby is better and Perl is harmful. Or better
>   yet, because Perl cannot match what Ruby has to offer.
>   But, this needs more explanation.
> 
> Long Answer:
> 
> No amount of physical evidence (or particular 
> attribute of the language) is going to make or break the 
> decision. You make the decision by your gut and then find 
> evidence to support that decision. The only trick is to 
> get others to make that same 'gut' decision. :)
>
 > . . .
 >

Jim, this is a wonderful case for Ruby. Could you write it up somewhere 
as an article? It would be helpful for others in the same situation as Joe.

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John Long
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