Igor Pirnovar wrote:

> William James wrote:
> > Vetrivel Vetrivel wrote:
> > Don't indent so deeply.  It makes the code much harder to read.
> > 
> > Don't write a mandelbrot program in an interpreted language.
> > Write it in a compiled language like OCaml.
> 
> OCaml, Ada, C, C#, Perl, French ... I think all of these things are 
> rather misplaced here. Isn't this about Ruby? The fact is that one
> needs to choose a language that best meets their

"one" is singular, so it's "best meets his".

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> requirements, however, it does not seem  that Vetrivel was searching
> for a language, he was not happy with Ruby performance, full stop! He
> more likely is searching for answers in general, and he as also some
> who responded, do not quite understand what are the drawbacks and
> what are the true benefits of using such a powerful tool as Ruby.
> Ruby is setting the standards of contemporary computing. C#, which is
> in many ways a clone of Ruby is evidently is a prominent proof of
> this. Still, nothing comes close to the simplicity, elegance, power
> and indeed the overall performance and primarily the productivity of
> designers and programmers that work with Ruby.

Don't preach to the choir.  Ruby is my favorite language.
Not even Matz would tell you to use it for mandelbrot programs.

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