Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #rosettacode, 2012-07-03

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07:59 vickMania Hi everyone i need a suggestion, I have a limited time frame to learn either perl or ruby, my work is mostly system administration , Can anyone suggest which one i should select? please give reasons as well
08:03 sorear I am a Perl expert.  I know basically nothing about Ruby.  I would pick Perl, since I wouldn't need time to pick it up. :)
08:03 eMBee are you good at the commandline?
08:05 eMBee perl does a very good job at combining features from commandline tools into the language. i think ruby is a bit more its own
08:06 eMBee i am a programmer though, and given those two choices i'd pick ruby
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08:06 eMBee because i wouldn't use perl for anything but simple scripting
08:07 eMBee a better suggestion is to look at what tools you are suing as sysadmin. puppet/chef? both ruby
08:09 eMBee if you are open ot other languages, python is also an option
08:09 vickMania iyeh
08:10 vickMania yeah I am good at bash , python and c
08:10 vickMania need a 2nd scripting lang
08:11 vickMania so i am confused what to pick between perl and ruby?
08:11 SHUPFS If you have Bash and Python, I don't see why you'd need either Perl or Ruby.
08:11 SHUPFS Learn both.
08:11 vickMania Actually i have my interviews next month, i don't have much time to learn both
08:12 SHUPFS Ah. Well, I think Ruby will look better on your resumé, so pick that.
08:12 vickMania Perl/ruby  is highly recommended where i applied
08:13 vickMania also the time factor is something that is key
08:13 vickMania i need something i can pick up really fast with lesser effort
08:16 eMBee then pick the one where you can find a better online tutorial
08:17 vickMania Can u suggest one?  the one you find good and informative?
08:17 eMBee if learning speed matters then the teacher is the most important aspect
08:17 eMBee i don't know any tutorials for either language. do a search and see what comes up
08:18 vickMania I am mostly self taught.
08:18 vickMania Yeah i guess i will do that
08:18 vickMania what do you do professionally?
08:18 eMBee random find: http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/tutorials/ruby-for-system-administrators/
08:18 fedaykin "Ruby development for system administrators | Linux User" http://rldn.net/5htm
08:18 eMBee i am a software developer, but i used to ba a sysadmin before
08:18 vickMania Oh Nice
08:19 vickMania i am thinking to persue a similar route in my career
08:19 vickMania How did you do that? From sysadmin to Software developer?
08:19 vickMania was the switch easy?
08:22 eMBee well, it was a gradual switch. i had learned some programming before starting as a sysadmin, and early on my sysadmin work required programming stuff
08:23 eMBee although it was more like dual responsibility, i was like the IT guy that did all IT related things, sysadmin, building websites, and whatnot
08:27 eMBee if you want to go that route then ruby is certainly a better choice
08:28 eMBee you are more likely to use ruby in  a non-sysadmin project than perl
08:32 vickMania yeha
08:32 vickMania yeah
08:32 vickMania thats true
08:32 vickMania :)
08:32 vickMania Thanks for the heads up :)
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