Saw this article/talk mentioned on /.
"Programming Languages Will Become OSes (But Are Not Quite Yet)"

The author discusses (among other things) Perl, Python, and Ruby.

http://www.osnews.com/printer.php?news_id=2548


 James Britt
http://www.jamesbritt.com
http://www.rubyxml.com
http://www.ruby-doc.org