On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 6:18 AM, Eric S. Raymond <e...@thyrsus.com> wrote:
> Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy <pclo...@gmail.com>:
>> These may apply to other languages as well. Where do we draw a line?
> I'm in favor of the general policy of avoiding scripting languages
> other than the top three most widely deployed.  At the moment that
> means shell, Python, Perl; on present trends, in a few years Perl
> (dropping in popularity) might be passed by Ruby on the way up.

Top three according to whom?

According to TIOBE it's python, perl, and ruby (if you don't count VB
or PHP), and perl is beating ruby only by a small margin that will
probably disappear soon. However, shell has advantages none of the
above have.


Felipe Contreras
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