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On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 05:49:54PM +0900, Mike Stephens wrote:
> I was thinking about this last night and it's part of a belief I have
> that you reuse powerful facilities available to you rather than imitate
> them or bodge them into Ruby. That's how scripting languages started -
> simple programming interfaces to applications, operating systems etc.
>=20
> If you want to script a web site then don't struggle with Ruby-like
> libraries, run Internet Explorer and script its model. Nothing you can
> download from rubyforge is ever going to be as big, sophisticated and
> tested. Similarly with spreadsheets - Excel is on your computer, why
> mess with anything less? Fire up win32ole and the World is your oyster.

I take it you aren't a fan of portability -- and prefer rewriting one
thing for eight different platforms.

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Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]

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On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 05:49:54PM +0900, Mike Stephens wrote:
> I was thinking about this last night and it's part of a belief I have
> that you reuse powerful facilities available to you rather than imitate
> them or bodge them into Ruby. That's how scripting languages started -
> simple programming interfaces to applications, operating systems etc.
>=20
> If you want to script a web site then don't struggle with Ruby-like
> libraries, run Internet Explorer and script its model. Nothing you can
> download from rubyforge is ever going to be as big, sophisticated and
> tested. Similarly with spreadsheets - Excel is on your computer, why
> mess with anything less? Fire up win32ole and the World is your oyster.

I take it you aren't a fan of portability -- and prefer rewriting one
thing for eight different platforms.

--=20
Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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