A Suggested Cure for the Missing Ruby Module Problem
> Ruby is a fine language, I have tried
> However I would really recommend
> Python 2.2 [
> Well, mainly because of the wealth of
> bundled modules and classes.
If you feel Ruby is missing some of the modules and class library support available in Perl and Python, I would ask you to consider the relative ages of these fine languages. As is self-evident from a cursory perusal of the Library Reference, at http://www.rubycentral.com/ref/index.html, and the Ruby Application Archive (RAA) at http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/raa.html, volunteers have added a *huge* amount of functionality to Ruby in a *very* short time.
My humble suggestion: Ruby is fully Open Source, with a great and friendly user community. Feel free to contribute any modules you and your chosen army of coding fiends and friends believe are needed. Your help would be most welcome!
Grepninja -- (who appreciates and uses *all* of the aforementioned languages *plus* Squeak SmallTalk, Java, and C# and finds Ruby the most SmallTalk-comparable language he has seen outside of a SmallTalk Image and it even has full block closures thrown in for free -- Ruby is immensely cool!)