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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Here's my list of reasons why:
    • Refusal by the ruby-core team to implement a real test suite.
    • Refusal by the ruby-core team to implement continuous integration.
    • Refusal by the ruby-core team to ever go back and refactor any of the core C files.
    • Continued use of pre-ANSI C. It's 2008.
    • Refusal by the ruby-core team to compile with any warnings on, ever.
    • Terrible release management by the core team. Community built spec suite failures ignored.
    • Addition of questional libraries into the stdlib.
    • Cowtowing to the
    • I agree with your entire post, including the subject. I don't believe that people outside the Ruby community who have a negative perception of Ruby hold those reasons though. For all of the technical problems of Ruby (and the only one on my list and not yours is questionable but fixable implementation decisions), perception is primarily a social problem.

      (For similar Perl problems, see comp.lang.perl.misc and Perl golf.)