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Posted by Fabio Cevasco :
Interesting post. Indeed Ruby is very elegant and crystal clear, that's one of its biggest strengths, imho.

"You know how Perl lets you bash out a five line program that tweaks data in a specific way and spits it out? Well, Ruby lets you do that too. Except that you can read it afterwards."

^ Agreed 100%

I recently wrote a quick overview mainly focusing on Ruby's syntactical beauty:

http://www.h3rald.com/articles/10-reasons-to-learn-ruby

Performance and speed... well, that will come. Definitely 1.9 is going to be faster, that's for sure!