Al Chou wrote:
> 
> --- Joel Wilsson <siigron / sii.linuxsweden.nu> wrote:
> > Interesting (and pleasing) to see that the comments
> > this time aren't all "we don't need Ruby, we already
> > have Python", but instead "wow, looks cool".
> 
> And this despite the fact that that developerWorks article is just about the
> poorest representation of Ruby I have seen.  

The reason that this slashdot thread is friendlier than the other is
pretty simple. The other was phrased as: "Why aren't you using Ruby."
Given that question, people will answer with reasons they don't want to
move to Ruby.

> ... I'm not saying it's _bad_ in an
> absolute sense, but reading it reminded me of every other quick language
> tutorial I've ever read.  ....

It is just the first of four...
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