I'm a toy scripting language non-believer.
Is your implication that Ruby is a toy scripting language?
Sure it is. As all the other languages save for assembly, machine codes and some from that list.
What about for scripts? Do you have a preferred way to do quick little algorithms?
I would say Python, but I don't want to read the replies ... :-)
Quick little algorithms are - when I have the choice - usually implemented in C or Lisp, depending on their complexity.
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