Jim Weirich <jweirich / one.net> writes:

> Now my background did include Perl (as well as Java, C++, Eiffel and a
> little Smalltalk), and I was delibrately looking for a Perl replacment,
> something with better OO facilities.  I suspect it was a combination of
> the Perl and Smalltalk background that prepared me for Ruby.

Same story here (struggled with Python to no avail then become quickly
productive with Ruby), but with no Perl nor Smalltalk background, just
some Delphi.