On Thursday 21 August 2003 14:54, 
bbense+comp.lang.ruby.Aug.21.03 / telemark.slac.stanford.edu 
wrote:
> _ I was poking around and came across this in the REXX FAQ.
>
> Is REXX better than ?
>
> Short answer: Yes. No. Maybe. Does it matter?
>
> Long answer: This question wastes a lot of bandwidth in
> comp.lang.rexx and other newsgroups. Every language has its
> good points and its bad points. Some people love REXX, some
> people hate it. Use a language that suits your needs.
>
> s/REXX/Ruby/g ( or python, java, forth, Ocaml, fortran,
> cobol.... )
>
> _ I think we should ask everyone that shows up with
> the Ruby vs. Foo question what their needs are and
> if they can't answer that then the question should
> be ignored. In general responding to the ruby vs foo
> questions is a huge waste of time, nobody has ever
> changed their mind as a result of these discussions.

Untrue -- I did!

> The only reason to ask it is to confirm a decision
> already made. Feeding any kind of energy, even just

Again -- untrue.

> asking people to stop talking about it, into these
> discussions is pointless. Frankly, if somebody's used
> Ruby for a day and it's not glaringly obvious to them
> why it's better, then it's probably never going to
> be better for them and no amount of discussion is
> going to convince them.

Pardon me for asking people to share of their knowledge.  I 
thought that's what discussion forums were for -- silly me.

>
> _ Booker C. Bense

Terry