24 Aug 2001 welisc   » (Journeyer)

Bruce Eckel isn't impressed by Ruby. I've tinkered with Ruby and I like the pure OO design but there are two reasons why I don't see myself doing much with it. First, it's not as concise as Perl for writing small scripts (neither is Python). Second, and more significantly, there are no Ruby libraries that make it worth my while learning it. By contrast, there are at least two Python molecular modelling projects, Pmv and MMTK, each of which is fairly mature and featureful. Even if I didn't care about Python having a cleaner design than Perl, these two libraries would be a compelling reason to learn it.

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