Giles Bowkett wrote:
> > 2) Why are many mainstream organizations using Python rather than ruby?
> > Is it simply an age issue (Python has been around longer)? Is it a
> > performance issue? Is this changing currently?
>
> Ruby is of a comparable age, but it started in another country, a
> distant country whose language is so different it cannot really be
> translated literally, and Python's performance edge is signficant.

Seems like the language barrier puts about a 5-10 year lag on it.
Probably Python doesn't have much to do with it.

The same country that produced the joyful version of chess shogi
http://trout.customer.netspace.net.au/index.html
produced the joyful version of scripting...   that designed pokemon,
digimon,  yugi-oh,  manga,  anime, toyotas,  datsuns,  mazdas, nissans,
 etc etc has designed Ruby and exported it with the same 5-10 year time
lag as the rest of the designs.   Could just be the language thing.

-r