Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Fixes What's Wrong With Python

I looked at Ruby over two years ago. The ugly Perl-like syntax is a definite turn-off, but the deal-breaker for me was multithreading, or the lack thereof. If you think Python global interpreter lock is bad, Ruby's cooperative multithreading is far worse. This may have been fixed in the last 2 years, however.
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