On 5/10/07, Jason <rsfree3 / yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> diam wrote:
> > On May 10, 9:34 am, Jason <rsfr... / yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > William James wrote:
> > >
> > > Search Google for: "Ruby programming jobs"
> > > (Don't forget the double quotes.)
> > >
> > > Then search for: "Python programming jobs"
> > >
> > > Then we will see who is scratching his ass :)
> >
> > Just, and also try: "Cobol programming jobs"
> > and you'll guess the future (;-)
> > -- Maurice
>
> I think you meant the "new" Cobol ie "PHP Programming"... Now that is
> a scary number...
>
> More scary is the future Global Warming from the excessive power
> generation caused by PHP (and Rails) burning all those extra unneeded
> CPU processor cycles :(
>
> But to "guess the true future", Python is behind the "Sugar" of the
> OLPC project...
>
> OLPC: One Laptop Per Child
> http://www.laptop.org/
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Python_Environment
>
> I would ask any Ruby(cult)ists to save the flames and instead donate
> their energies to this fine project to better the world's children...

Sure, Python has a bright future because there are binding for
everything. In this case GTK+, GNOME, DBus, etc.

But in my opinion Ruby has a brighter future, it's just that there are
not so many bindings. If there were good bindings for GTK+ and all the
related stuff it would be easier to code that OLPC stuff in Ruby, but
that's not the case.

The GNOME people are choosing Python because it does the job, and it's
easier than C.

But that's the near future.

What really matters is the far future:
http://www.tiobe.com/tiobe_index/Python.html
http://www.tiobe.com/tiobe_index/Ruby.html

Ruby is in a peek of popularity because of RoR. I has always been a
nice language but people (including me) are getting to know it because
of very neat ways of using it, like RoR.

If some other killer framework comes, let's say sweet GNOME bindings,
boom, another peek for Ruby and Python is gone with the wind.

But this X vs Y is not productive at all. Cast your vote and move on:
http://jyte.com/cl/ruby-is-better-than-python

I agree with the OLPC project, it's a very nice cause, but there are a
lot of ways to contribute to it.

If people here want to contribute to the OLPC project, I would suggest
to see some of their requirements and implement something in Ruby that
fulfills them, like improving the GNOME bindings.

You are in ruby-talk dude, instead of asking Ruby(cult)ists to use
Python, contribute to OLPC and save the flames (at least that can be
assumed by your wording), you should save your frames saying Python is
better than Ruby, that's a personal taste, and obviously here the
great majority doesn't think like you do.

Best regards.

-- 
Felipe Contreras