Thomas Adam wrote:
> 
>>Does anybody on this list have experience with any of the copycat
>>frameworks? Has your experience been detailed enough to include an
>>examination of the source code? If so, is it your opinion that Ruby is
>>a necessary component of Rails' success? Can you point to evidence in
>>the form of specific design decisions in competing frameworks?
> 
> 
> That's the wrong way around to ask the question isn't it? Something
> like Rails could easily be implemented in other languages; the author
> of it chose Ruby for his own reasons, no doubt.

No, I disagree. Most or many of the copycats are inferior to Rails
because the underlying language is less expressive (or less dynamic).

An exception might be Python, which is probably the closest to Ruby
of all the languages that have Rails clones.


Hal