MacRuby for simple Ruby

Hi,
If I download MacRuby, will I be able to program “usual” Ruby
(without Cocoa and the Objective-C bridge), with gems, etc.
or am I obliged to program a Caoca Mac application ?
Is there an IDE inside, or just XCode ?
Thanks a lot,

JG

Jean Guillaume Pyraksos wrote:

If I download MacRuby, will I be able to program “usual” Ruby
(without Cocoa and the Objective-C bridge), with gems, etc.
or am I obliged to program a Caoca Mac application ?
Is there an IDE inside, or just XCode ?

The stated goal of MacRuby is to be 100% compatible syntactically and
behaviorally with Ruby 1.9. So, in theory, you should be able to write
usual Ruby code.

I don’t know that all the gems are compatible though. You might ask
their list about particular gems…

http://lists.macosforge.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/macruby-devel

There is no other IDE from Apple except Xcode that would be used for
Ruby.

Jose

Jose Hales-Garcia
UCLA Department of Statistics
[email protected]

Jean Guillaume Pyraksos wrote:

Hi,
If I download MacRuby, will I be able to program “usual” Ruby
(without Cocoa and the Objective-C bridge), with gems, etc.
or am I obliged to program a Caoca Mac application ?
Is there an IDE inside, or just XCode ?
Thanks a lot,

JG

MacRuby can’t compile native extensions yet, and fork() is not
implemented and there are no plans to implement it either(Due to the
CoreFoundation framework, and maybe other reasons) … So there are some
gems that will never ever work with MacRuby.

MacRuby is good for casual programming right now but until it gets a
little bit older I wouldn’t consider it for developing production
applications. It is still a fun language for hacking around on, though.

– Rob

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