On Apr 10, 2006, at 10:38 PM, Bihal wrote:
As for learning Ruby, I simply don’t have the time. We are putting
together a free Ruby plugin for our software, but it’s taken so much
time already that we’re about to drop it. I’ve come here to get quick
and accurate answers from experienced users.
While it’s great that your company is interested in providing support
for Ruby, if your constraints prevent you from taking the time to
learn the language (or spend the money to work with someone who
already knows it), it’s unlikely to be something that an experienced
Ruby programmer is going to find very useful. Since it would be
nice to see more tools supporting Ruby, I’ll urge you to take the
time to learn the language and be able to provide excellent support
for it in your product. (Besides, you’ll probably find that you
really enjoy programming in Ruby!)
As someone else already said, the Ruby community is a great group of
people, and this list in particular has always been willing to go the
extra mile to help people learn the language.
I can see how this would be
annoying on a mail list, so again I apologise.
Perhaps I came across too harshly in my original message. Again, I
don’t want to discourage you from learning Ruby or participating in
the group. I only meant to suggest that the specific questions you
were asking were unlikely to provide the answers you’ll need in the