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    Question programming ruby?

    hi guys
    Ok, I know this isn't actually anything related to do with web programming but anyways.....................

    Does anyone here in Ruby Programming? I was starting to delve into it, so I thought that maybe it'll be better to get some Ruby programmer's comments/suggestions on it.

    So, those of you who Ruby, what do you think about its future & scope? Is it going to catch up with big players like Java, C++, C#, VB.NET & Delphi? I know its not quite popular & its been around for quite a while but I also know that its easy to use & quite powerful.

    Any suggestions & opinions are more than welcome.
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    Doesn't anyone here do RUBY Programming?
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    IMO Ruby is a lot like Python, probably better. It just doesn't have all the library modules (yet). But I really don't see a reason (for me anyway) to choose either over PERL and PHP.

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    I'm mainly talking about using RUBY for creating desktop applications. Though I've heard that it can be used for web applications too, like ASP/PHP. Is that true??

    If RUBY is used to create a desktop application, does it require RUBY to be installed on the machine to run the application or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by asp_funda
    I'm mainly talking about using RUBY for creating desktop applications. Though I've heard that it can be used for web applications too, like ASP/PHP. Is that true??

    If RUBY is used to create a desktop application, does it require RUBY to be installed on the machine to run the application or not?
    From the little I know about Ruby, I do believe it's an interpreted language, which means it has to be installed on the target machine. Of course if Ruby is good for creating desktop apps then there's probably one or more utilities out there that will let you package everything that's needed into one bundle.(I'm thinking of something along the lines of Perl2exe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by coo_t2
    if Ruby is good for creating desktop apps
    Ahem, I think that RUBY was meant to create desktop apps initially. It was created with that purpose in mind. The web functionality was added later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asp_funda
    Ahem, I think that RUBY was meant to create desktop apps initially. It was created with that purpose in mind. The web functionality was added later.
    Then there's probably some good utilities available out there that will let you bundle the interpreter with your program.

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    here you go: http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/rubyscript2exe/

    looks like it's just for windows though(I just glanced at the page), but there's probably other utilities out there.

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    Thanks for the link ed. I think that rubyscript2exe is to be used with tar2rubyscript which is available at http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/tar2rubyscript/. tar2rubyscript creates RBA(Ruby Archives) & rubyscript2exe creates exe from RBA's.
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