On Sat, 2004-01-03 at 18:31, Josef 'Jupp' SCHUGT wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> * Greg Brondo:
> > Why do more large applications (like LimeWire for instance) seem
> > to be written in Java these days instead of Ruby or one of the
> > other scripting languages (insert favorite here). I've written in
> > Java and it seems more of a bear to me than anything else. Ruby is
> > much, much quicker for "getting the job done".
> 
> It's a positive feedback loop: The more people know what Ruby can do
> for them the more people will learn about it and use it.

One indicator of Ruby's usage are the download charts of the Ruby
interpreter on RubyForge:

http://rubyforge.org/project/stats/index.php?report=months&group_id=30

Seems like a fair number of folks are getting Ruby... and that's only
one of several mirrors...

Yours,

tom