I attended the Ruby Design
http://ruby-design.pbwiki.com/Design20080430meeting for last night.
Since it appears that I was the only person working
on IronRuby in any fashion there, I thought I’d share some of the
the meeting with everyone. First of all, let me say the meeting was
educational, it’s not often you get to sit and listen to a bunch of
smart people discuss the ins and outs of language design. It was quite
orderly and the feeling of collaboration was almost tangible. While a
of items have to be worked out over time, at least the meeting gets all
different implementors thinking about certain topics.
The most important topic that’s immediately relevant is probably the
decision that all implmentations will use RUBY_ENGINE to report which
implementation they are, in all lowercase with no spaces. It seems
obvious that IronRuby would be “ironruby”. Attached is a patch
that. Most of the other topics are things we’re not implementing yet,
things that should be considered. Feel free to look over the transcript:
http://ruby-design.pbwiki.com/f/ruby-core-20080430.txt for details.
of the other topics are going to spawn threads in the main ruby-core
The next meeting is set for 5/15, hope to see some of you there!