A lot has changed in Python in the last two releases ( 2.3 & 2.4 ) ...
It's definately time for an update... They copied a lot of our
features ;)

j.


On 8/15/05, James Britt <james_b / neurogami.com> wrote:
> Ben Giddings wrote:
> > On Monday 15 August 2005 13:45, hal9000 / hypermetrics.com wrote:
> >
> >>RUBY NEWSGROUP FAQ -- Welcome to comp.lang.ruby!  (Revised 2005-4-14)
> >
> >
> > Hey Hal (and everybody else),
> >
> > It seems to me the FAQ is in need of a bit of an update.  For one thing,
> > Matz isn't really all that a prolific poster (and hasn't been for a couple
> > of years).  In fact, according to recent stats he doesn't even make the
> > top 10 posters.
> 
> Quantity, quality, etc.
> 
> >
> > Maybe the question should just be reworded as "Who is this 'Matz' guy that
> > people keep mentioning?"
> >
> > Also, maybe we could reduce the number of duplicate threads on Ruby vs.
> > [Foo] and benchmarking Ruby if we addressed them in the FAQ.  Something
> > like:
> >
> > 3. Comparing Ruby and other languages
> >   3.1 How does Ruby compare to Python?
> >   3.2 How do I make Java-like "Interfaces" in Ruby?
> >   3.3 How does Ruby's Object Orientedness compare to Java?
> >   3.4 How fast is Ruby?  (and other benchmarking issues)
> >
> > 3.1
> 
> <snip/>
> 
> I'm leery of the FAQ having what may be construed as an "official"
> position on, or synopsis of, other languages.  Links to assorted
> resources, including language home pages, works better for me.
> 
> >
> > http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/vframe.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/125682?125671-126412
> >
> > (maybe a few more links to classic discussions)
> >
> 
> Perhaps
> 
>    http://www.ruby-doc.org/RubyEyeForThePythonGuy.html
> 
> though I have not updated it in a while.
> 
> 
> > *****
> >
> > Also, should probably have a Rails question/answer in there, so that people
> > know about the Rails lists.
> 
> And Nitro, and Wee, and many, many other good Ruby applications.
> 
> Or maybe just a general explanation of where to look for Ruby code (RAA,
> RubyForge, CodeZoo, ... )
> 
> 
> James
> 
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