> Peter Szinek wrote:
>> Hello,
>>> The Ruby community really needs to calm down about this language  
>>> superiority thing. I'm new to Ruby, and I've been hanging out on  
>>> this list for the past month or two. I'm not sure if you guys  
>>> realize how many of your emails are anti-some-language or  
>>> comparing Ruby's popularity to the others. It's really a turn- 
>>> off. It's like an insecure woman looking in the mirror asking you  
>>> if she looks OK. "Of course!," you say. "You're beautiful!" And  
>>> then she asks you again and again...
>> Though I am trying to avoid (language) flame wars or anything  
>> related to them, I really have to disagree here. The above  
>> paragraph holds for the right-wing activists of the Rails party,  
>> but definitely not for Ruby in general. Most of the people here  
>> are coming from Java, C#, PHP and other languages, not necessarily  
>> leaving those behind. I have seen some serious Java (as well as  
>> other language, or language-agnostic) questions answered here  
>> without bashing or pointing out how X sucks.
>
>
> This list has a permathread of "python v. ruby", and for the most  
> part people  are simply told to try both and see what makes you  
> most happy.
>
> That's not to say there aren't some people who prefer to attempt  
> nasty smack-downs, but they are in the minority.
>
> You can't just count the number of ranting pro-ruby posts; you also  
> have to see if they aren't all coming from the same 2 or 3 people.

You guys are absolutely right. My apologies for grouping everyone on  
the list into one group. That was stupid of me.

Michael