[Pdx-pm] How quickly could you learn Ruby?
ptkwt at aracnet.com
Fri Jan 23 10:40:31 CST 2004
On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, Raphael Almeria wrote:
> Well if they're offering Ruby classes at the company then what's the
> problem? ; )
My thought exactly. But management... oh, well I won't comment on that.
> I've never studied Ruby but I have studied Python, simply because there
> is so much momentum behind it, and I built a complete application in
> Python just to ensure that I would learn how to use a lot of the
> constructs of Pythonia. Well, I would estimate that it probably took
> me about a week to absorb the language with the libraries being the
> most difficult aspect to figure out.
In my experience (I tried Python too before Ruby) Perl and Ruby seem much
closer philosophically than Perl and Python. I suspect it's easier to go
from Perl -> Ruby than it is to go from Perl -> Python (it was in my
> So I guess it would take me about a week to become productive in Ruby
> unless it was seriously more complicated than Python or Perl.
> Good luck with your project. : )
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