I haven't done an "angry" post for a while and since I don't want to close down this blog, so I'll posit there is something unique about the Ruby community which compels folks to write lame defenses of their favorite language the way that doesn't seem to occur for other languages. I never saw this with Python or Perl, but it mostly seems to ooze from converts from Java/C++ or God-forbid PHP.
There, done, filled my quota!
P.S. - for "h3rald" or anyone else, you won't have any problem with Python if you use a decent editor like Vim and have it configured properly.