On Monday 20 October 2003 08:47 pm, Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
> Hi,
>
> In message "Re: Outdated page(s) on ruby-lang.org?"
>
>     on 03/10/21, "Sean O'Dell" <sean / celsoft.com> writes:
> |Matz, how "alive" is Ruby there in Japan?  I have always felt that it's
> |perfectly fine if Ruby is slow to gain ground here, so long as it's
> | growing very healthy *somewhere* in the world.  How is it faring over
> | there?
>
> How do I measure "alive"-ness?
>
> I see many books related with Ruby here in Japan (36? 38? I'm not
> sure).  I admit there are more books about Java and PHP, but still we
> outnumber Python books.  We see a lot of web servers running Ruby
> application, especially tDiary, which is one of Ruby's killer
> applications.
>
> I have been asked for presentation here and there all over the world.
> Even too many times so that often I had to say no.  I think Ruby is
> "alive" pretty well.
>
> Regarding "success", I am paid for Ruby development itself, where
> Larry and Guide are not.  This is most important for me.

That's really encouraging!  Thanks for that insight.

There will be more applications forthcoming, I'm sure.  Even with the huge 
commercial push for Python here in the U.S., I see, without fail, Ruby is a 
honeypot for developers.  I think, even if it takes 20 years, Ruby will 
eventually come out on top.

	Sean O'Dell