[CentOS] which programming language for server-side admin tasks

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 19:09:27 UTC 2009

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 06/15/2009 06:16 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>> More and more
>>> of the companies that I know about ( specially the really smart ones )
>>> are either already on ruby for a significant portion of their work, or
>>> are in the process of moving.
>> A guy using it here seems to have some version dependencies that take
>> code changes after ruby updates, but maybe that's a learning curve
>> instead of language instability.
> I wont be surprised, also rubygems is just cpan done even worse than 
> cpan ever was. Its surprising that amongst such smart people, they all 
> still foot pedal something that is just so broken by design ( look at it 
> this way, they didnt realise there could be something like 'arch' for a 
> long time, even now - by design gem is completely arch blind )

Which is a big part of the beauty of java. The people writing it 
understood that it would run on more than one kind of CPU and under more 
than one OS from day one. There are still some version differences, but 
few are because of bad design or not understanding the requirements.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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