in reply to Perl Vs Ruby
I like Ruby a lot, IMHO it's syntactically cleaned perl dialect with some python specific features.
And it's really amusing how the ruby hype sucks the snake community ¹ ! 8 )
maybe in some years Ruby might be mature enough, but hopefully at that time perl 6 is available.
IMHO who masters perl has no problem dealing with ruby, but not vice versa.
so the strategic decision is up to you!
(¹) changed to more diplomatic metaphor ; )
(²) maybe not? -> 726161