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in reply to Perl Vs Ruby

I navigated through the site and found that it is suggested to use Ruby

Ignore them. Use Perl.

There, now you have two opinions. Are you any the wiser?

If you seriously want to arrive at a conclusion of which you personally prefer, (rather than just bear-baiting), then pick a moderately complex application and try to develop Perl and Ruby solutions to the same specification.

Depending upon the application; your own development and languages experience, (or that of your development team(s)); and the practices and procedures you (they), use; you will probably arrive at a conclusion quite early in the development.


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In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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Re^2: Perl Vs Ruby
by Dhanasekar (Acolyte) on Nov 27, 2008 at 08:32 UTC
    Define "powerful"?

    Powerful refers to the community, CPAN, and support which is widely available in Perl than Ruby


    Define "Enterprise kind of Application"?

    I mean enterprise in the way the application works. In enterprise there will be process overhead 24/7. In this case the performance and resource usability should be considered. But in the case of Text Processing and Scripting, the program is not expected to run all the time.


Re^2: Perl Vs Ruby
by xiaoyafeng (Chaplain) on Nov 28, 2008 at 02:40 UTC
    Ignore them. Use Perl.

    succinct and powerful!!



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