| ||Ask HN: Why do people consider Ruby better than Perl or vice versa?|
12 points by budwin on Jan 10, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 28 comments |
|I've seen a lot of anti-perl, pro-ruby speak recently on HN and am curious for what reasons people find Ruby to be superior (esp. from people who have experience with both)|
I'm personally a fan of both (and continuously delighted by learning new things in both languages). I'm spending more time with Ruby lately because it looks like it's where the community is going and is fashionable these days, but I have no real major issues with perl itself.
Perl is often a stereotyped as unreadable, but it's largely up to the writers of the code itself to make it _that_ illegible; it's not a consequence of the language.
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