Looks like Tim Bray is jumping on board the dynamic language train:
For people like me, who are proficient in Perl and Java, Ruby is remarkably, perhaps irresistibly, attractive. Over the last week I’ve got an unreasonable amount of work done in a ridiculously short period of time, with lots of interruptions, in a language I previously didn’t know. It’s intuitive enough that I’ve often found myself guessing at a syntax or a method or a usage and getting it right first time.
Welcome aboard, Tim! As for myself, I’m besotted with Python – for almost all the same reasons Tim loves Ruby. Perhaps that’s because I never had the pleasure of learning Perl first.