On Jan 25, 2008 8:48 AM, Softmind T.
[email protected] wrote:
I have been reading lots of headings about the New Rubinius Project and
therefore decided to know more from the website.
I am very badly placed to answer but it is night time over there so I
will take advantage of that
Unfortunately from the main Rubinius website and reading few blogs here
and there i could not understand the exact importance of Rubinius.
I feel that their Website is not yet up with the rest of the standards
they are setting, but…
only thing i could gather was its a VM written in Ruby, using the idea
of Small Talk 80. I also failed to understand, whether this a hype or an
actual advantage flowing to us.
It is an enormous advantage, the JRuby guys claim that Java has the
best VM the best GC etc. etc. and that therefore it is a brilliant
idea to use them, that is indeed true, however having only 1 is never
a good idea.
I have had the feeling that the idea of the Smalltalk VM suits a
dynamic language better and have posted that a long time ago, that was
how I was pointed to Rubinius… (but I fail to have the time and
qualification to participate).
I was surprised to know 6 full time programmers are hired by Engine yard
to work full time on this project.
I am not at all, their goal is make Rubinius one of the best and most
advanced VM for dynamic languages, six guys seems quite a small lot to
Since i am new to this ruby world… my knowledge is limited.
Even if you were ancient to the ruby world your knowledge would be
limited ;). But a very warm welcome.
Enough of the stupid writing I have given, there are excellent casts
about this out there, let’s see if I can find them for you:
Ruby Implementors panel
Interview with Evan
and of course
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.