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Song Ma wrote:
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| Not sure if you guys have read this article, I am going to re-post it
here.
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| http://glyphobet.net/blog/essay/228
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"It's not ready, because it isn't Python". That sums the article up in a
sentence.

I could say the same in reverse about Python, or any other language.

Two major fallacies:
1) The issues the article touches on are already known, and partially
addressed in libraries (Regexen with Oniguruma (sp?)) and/or different
implementations (speed in JRuby, for example, where you could farm out
to Java's Strings or regexen).

2) (And this breaks the whole premise of the article:) The basis for the
comparison is humbug. Porting libraries and applications isn't a valid
test of languages, since the original implementation shapes preconceptions.

If Ruby and particularly Rails weren't ready, it wouldn't see adoption
by major players.

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Phillip Gawlowski
Twitter: twitter.com/cynicalryan

Rule of Open-Source Programming #4:

If you don't work on your project, chances are that no one will.
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