> I can't imagine a circumstance in which I'd want to abandon Ruby, but 
> all these damned "Python vs. Ruby" and similar messages have made me 
> want to abandon ruby-talk. Could you tag any future /(Abandon|Switch) 
> (to|from) (Ruby|Python)/ threads you feel compelled to start with 
> '[DROSS]' in the subject

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