Hunn E. Balsiche wrote:
> in term of its OO features, syntax consistencies, ease of use, and their
> development progress. I have not use python but heard about it quite often;
> and ruby, is it mature enough to be use for developing serious application,
> e.g web application as it has not many features in it yet.
> 
> I've given up on Perl for its ugly syntax and it is not the easiest language
> to learn. How about PHP?

There was a good discussion of ruby, PHP, and web apps recently:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/vframe.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/97866?97745-98337