I was wondering on any feedback on which of the following pet projects
would be most helpful to the community.
create [another] ruby JIT
There are some ideas that could speed up the tired old VM [and the new
VM]. Speed is good, right?
Documentation: hack on rdoc with a few things – some bugs, update
the hanna template so that it looks prettier, create a live method
introspection gem, add remote ri gem, etc.
hack on the KRI GC. I think I might be able to run the sweep phase
in a separate thread, thus speeding up GC.
create a ruby tutorial gem, which supplements the RI information for
core class by adding tutorials to them [yea!]. It would be wiki
editable and every so often the wiki content snurfed up and packaged
into a gem with only documentation in it [no real code]. That’s the
initial thought anyway.
create gem plugin to add pre-install hooks [ex: “apt-get install
create an “optimized” edition of Ruby–i.e. an REE but for 1.9 [so
tcmalloc, tuned GC to start, GCC profile optimized, etc.]
try to crack down and kill some of the outstanding bugs in the core.
try to update mod_rails to allow for “per virtualhost”
a ruby optimizing pre processor
converts things like
if a == ‘3’
@_3 = ‘3’
if a == @_3
Thus avoiding extra allocations [also an optimized erb].
- try to optimize rails [is there much possible there though?]
So anyway feel free to vote on your favorite [+1 it] and say why. I
don’t want to work on something that people don’t feel is important
Here’s my own:
+1 for number 1. It might be useful across ruby implementations, and
would make ruby look better in synthetic benchmarks.