Ruby seems to be much easier to write extensions for and has a cleaner
OOP model.  Plus, the Ruby user base understands that Ruby is a
SCRIPTING LANGUAGE and focuses on making it a great _scripting_
language.  The Python camp seems to think that Python is a viable
substitute for C++ and completely misses the point.  Python would be a
better match for the mindset of it's user base if it moved to static
typing and compiled to machine code.

-- Ed