Random Perl ... rant
wiggly at wiggly.org
Wed Apr 2 13:09:25 BST 2008
> 1. Ruby is a nicer language than Perl, but the community is young and
> making silly mistakes. Their love of modifying core classes/modules in
> incompatible ways is powerful, but hitting their scalability limits.
> Just compare newer Perl code with Perl code written only five years
> ago. We've grown up quite a bit. When Ruby grows up, they're going to
> be a serious contender.
I have started using ruby seriously on some stuff now rather than just
for random scripting and yes, it is most definitely nicer.
The mindset is a lot closer to mine than Perl is.
I love Perl, but after using Ruby I might not be using it for my own
projects anymore, it may become a £ only language, like Java...which is
sad (to me).
p.s. See how none of the above was ranty, just really a little melancholy?
More information about the london.pm