RE: Anyone using Ruby for scripting?

  • From: "Matthew Zito" <mzito@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Jared Still" <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>, <steve.harville@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 17:53:32 -0400

I will say, I ran into some stupidity on the part of the Ruby Oracle
driver once - something about incorrectly passing in character encoding
or something - the maturity is definitely not there like it is for perl
or python.





From: Jared Still [mailto:jkstill@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:51 PM
To: steve.harville@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: Matthew Zito; oracle-l
Subject: Re: Anyone using Ruby for scripting?


On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 9:33 AM, Steve Harville
<steve.harville@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> In any case, trying to do team programming with perl can be annoying,
> because you need to really get people to agree on common practices and
> conventions, because otherwise you have six different ways of doing
the same
> thing, and your code turns into a mess.

This is why I was looking at Ruby.



If you're working with Oracle, Perl is the #1 choice.


The DBI and DBD::Oracle modules cannot be beat for Oracle access.


As Cary said, Perl can do anything.


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