On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 04:40:33AM +0900, Michael Campbell wrote:
> For the people that are asking for a ruby email app, why?  For
> illustrative purposes, so you can see how they do "x"?  So you can
> more easily modify it?  Something else?
> 
> I'm not criticizing, just curious.

I can think of the following reasons:
 * eventually able to run in a number of different platforms
 * easier to modify: written in everybody's favorite language, the app
   could eventually be adapted to suit one's needs
 * extensibility (hooks): something written in Ruby is more likely to be
   extensible with Ruby :-) Having a Ruby interpreter inside can allow
   "smart" filter rules, message formating...

Plus the coolness value and the feeling that, if it's been done w/ Ruby, 
it'll be more solid in less time.

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