On Mar 18, 2010, at 11:16 AM, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:

> I think that the following are true:

> - there are several versions of the interpreter being all widely used
>  (ruby 1.8.6, 1.8.7, and to a lesser degree unfortunately, 1.9.X)

We don't do this because we prefer it that way.  Our language is in =
transition.

> - other scripting languages don't have as many API problems as ruby
>  (look at perl or python -- well, python has some for python 3.X)
> - ruby has had several security issues over the past year. Every =
complex
>  and famous software package has some, that's life. But managing
>  security when you have several versions co-installed manually is
>  harder than when you just have to 'apt-get upgrade'.

These strike me as gross over generalizations.

James Edward Gray II=