Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

The flip side

At the the beginning of this year it seemed as if everyone was complaining about how many frameworks are available for Python, and now as Python junkies are evaluating Ruby they have been touting the large number of libraries as one of Python strengths.

I understand the frustration with multiple frameworks, but the available options are also a big reason I'm still using Python. In some ways I like Ruby as a language more, but the range of libraries give me a more control.

Who knows...as far as mass adoption is concerned, the framework or the available libraries may have more impact that the specific virtues of languages with as much synergy as Python and Ruby.

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by Eric Radman