RE: Anyone using Ruby for scripting?

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 17:53:32 -0400
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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 [] Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 5:51 PM To:
Cc: Matthew Zito; oracle-l
Subject: Re: Anyone using Ruby for scripting?  

On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 9:33 AM, Steve Harville <> 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.


Jared Still
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