Hi.

Actually, one aspect I've been missing in this whole ... 'debate', is the 
point where Ruby, I think, has the chance to outshine most (if not all) of 
its competitors...  programmer productivity.  Ruby has enough easyness built 
into it that I'm sure just about anyone who's into it can come up with more 
correct programs faster than in just about any other language...  I value 
*my* free time highly anyway...

Martin