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Re: [yast-devel] Amaranth: Why Ruby
  • From: Lukas Ocilka <lukas.ocilka@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:03:07 +0100
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Dne 10.2.2011 16:40, Bart Whiteley napsal(a):

On Feb 10, 2011, at 8:24 AM, Lukas Ocilka wrote:

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Dne 10.2.2011 16:02, Robert Schweikert napsal(a):

On 02/10/2011 06:42 AM, Gabriele Mohr wrote:
Am 09.02.2011 15:07, schrieb Martin Vidner:
Amaranth: Why Ruby

... shortened ...

I don't say: Let's use Ruby. What I say is that learning something new
takes time. Sometimes a lot of time. Do we have enough time?

Do you have enough time to start from scratch, go it on your own, and ignore
the efforts of other distros?

I didn't say that we need to start everything from scratch. We even can't.

I would give such things as "What do other distros use for such things?" and
"Which language lets us re-use more existing code/projects?" more weight than
"What do we know in-house?" in the decision process.

Yes, you're right, these are *also* absolutely valid questions and
pieces of information to be taken into consideration.

Maybe we should try to explore how the "other" distributions do it and
whether we like that or not.

I'm sure a bunch of Ruby coders can pick up Python easy enough, but starting
from scratch vs. leveraging as much as possible from existing external
efforts isn't the way to ensure the long-term success of the project.

IMO another approach would be to try both languages and, let's say,
after 2 or 4 weeks..., reevaluate what we've done and how it worked.


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