| ||Ask HN: What does Ruby have that Python doesn't?|
66 points by globalrev on Aug 22, 2008 | hide | past | web | favorite | 221 comments |
|About 6 months ago I decided to learn either Python or Ruby because I wanted a language to write webapps and simple computergames fast.|
I kind of tried both for a while and Python gave the better impression in every way, readability, ease of use, libraries, documentation, expressiveness etc.
But there are so many really enthusiastic posts about Ruby and while Python has a lot of users and is very popular and successful I rarely see anyone rave about it. But maybe that just means it has gotten mainstream.
But anyway I like the Python philosophy that there should preferrably be one obvious way to do things.
While similar in most ways, there the languages differ.
So, what do you Rubyists like so much about Ruby? Especially what do you think Pythion lacks?
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