Hi,

For fun you could try Squeak:

http://www.squeak.org/

For usefulness with Ruby, try C first and then C++ with QT:

http://www.trolltech.com/products/qt/index.html

Regards,

Jostein


> To Andrew Hunt and David Thomas:
> 
> I think in the book "The Pragmatic Programmer", one of the advices is
> to learn a new language at least once a year.  Probably for the year
> 2001 it was Ruby.  Now we are already in August 2002.  Is there any
> language candidate for this year?
> 
> I am sorry, it is not my intention to have a discussion on defending
> Ruby.  The intention is to gather information on what other good new
> languages out there are worthy to learn, after we know Ruby (hopefully
> the language can be considered to be "better" than Ruby in some
> specific areas, or just simply has totally different approach;
> hopefully also we will not have to consider Lisp-like programming
> languages).
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Bill