partly to avoid the low level details that C programming demands.
I’m going offtopic here, but I suggest you learn C. If you ever want to
interface with your operating system or a 3rd party library where Ruby
bindings don’t exist, you’re going to need it. Knowing C will also give
you the ability to read and understand the Ruby source code (well, most
of it), which may in turn allow you to submit patches where you think
It certainly doesn’t hurt on a resume.
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