On Nov 26, 8:35 pm, "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <zn... / cesmail.net>
wrote:
> I don't think Rails is "the
> gateway drug to Ruby".

It was mine. I now very much like Ruby for its own sake, but Rails
brought me to the party.

> That's demeaning to both Rails and Ruby, for one
> thing. For another thing, I don't believe for a minute that a team of
> people as talented as the people who built Rails couldn't duplicate it
> and its success or even improve upon it in *any* language.

I respectfully disagree. Other languages, yes, *any* language, no. Of
course, you and I may differ on the meaning of "success".

> And by *any*
> language, I include macro assembler, C++, Forth, Lisp/Scheme, Ada and
> Java in addition to the "easy to use languages" -- Perl, Python and PHP.
> In other words, "nothing succeeds like success." :)