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What are advantieges of Ruby over Python and vise versa? Then in your opinion wich one is better for all around programming on linux and windows?

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  • Python has been written to have a clear and readable syntax. Ruby allows for a lot of symbolism similar to Perl. It saves you some typing, but makes things harder to read and understand. Much of the use of Ruby can be attributed to a web development framework called Rails, or ‘Ruby On Rails’. For all around programming Python has the better features and support.
 
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Python has been written to have a clear and readable syntax.

Ruby allows for a lot of symbolism similar to Perl. It saves you some typing, but makes things harder to read and understand.

Much of the use of Ruby can be attributed to a web development framework called Rails, or 'Ruby On Rails'.

For all around programming Python has the better features and support.

 
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I am new to Python and currently using 2.7 with the latest updates. I am not using anything other than IDLE to build products for my online only Object-Oriented Programming class at TIU. I know a lot of folks are self taught using the online material but I haven't programmed anyting in quite some time and only took Turbo Pascal before in 1995. Does anyone have any recommendations on other software that might be beneficial? I am finding it hard to understand stacks on some of the homework and was just wondering if there is anything out there that might help me understand how they work a little better. I guess it gets easier with experience but I feel like I am falling behind because some of our homework is leaning ahead before we have studied what we have to program. Is there another online school that has a better Computer Science program? Trident doesn't have class time per say, just assignments that must be done every two weeks and I'm finding it hard without the feedback. Thanks.

 
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Stacks are used in assembly language a lot to store data. Python is a much higher language and stacks are rather transparent in use.

Python has a module called deque (double_ended_que) with methods appendleft() and popleft() which behave like the push and pop of a stack.

 
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Ruby does not support keyword arguments in functions, something I have been using with Python a lot.

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