[webkit-dev] Script programming language: Perl, Python, or Ruby?

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Tue Aug 31 08:06:20 PDT 2010

The fewer languages we use, the easier it is for people to hack on stuff.
 Python is especially nice because it's optimized for readability and
predictability, so it's more approachable to people who aren't experts in
that language.  If we currently have only a small dependency on Ruby, it
makes sense to me to bring that dependence to 0 and to try and stick with
Python from now on.


On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 3:56 PM, TAMURA, Kent <tkent at chromium.org> wrote:

> Do we have any recommendation of programming language for scripts such as
> WebKitTools/Scripts?
> It seems new scripts are written by Python and Ruby code is very rare.
> Is it reasonable to port a Ruby script to Python?
> I tried to port PrettyPatch.rb to Python in
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43617 in order to remove Ruby
> dependency for many developers and buildbots.  However bdash objected it.
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> Software Engineer, Google
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