== Background == Most of my life has been eaten by Ruport lately, I haven't even had a chance to play around with any of the alternative implementations of Ruby out there! I did some looking around and it seems like most people are interested in 1.8 compatibility, and performance, and fancy things like that. So little innovation, so little fun! So I'm proud to announce something you'll be sure to find convenient on talk like a pirate day, PRuby. == What is it? == A bunch of wonderful ideas from Greg, Aaron, Paul, James, and Mike. Why use irb when you can use iargghb? [sandal@metta pruby]$ ./iaarghb >> a = "pirate ship" => "pirate ship" >> a.hail(:length) if a.savvy? :length => 11 >> a.hail(:lengthe) if a.savvy? :lengthe => nil >> a.hail(:ye_stinkin_length) => 11 >> port = AARGHray.ahoy =>  >> port << Aye => [true] >> port << Aye => [true, true] >> port << Aye => [true, true, true] >> blow_me_down if port.empty? => nil >> port.plunder =>  >> blow_me_down if port.empty? AarghYeSunkMeShip: Yarr! Ye Stinkin' Lubber!!! from ./libpruby.rb:33:in `blow_me_down' from (irb):11 from :0 >> avast! [sandal@metta pruby]$ Ruby is supposed to be about expressiveness, and about making the programmer comfortable expressing their thoughts. Now, we are no longer shackled by Matz's obvious oppression of the would be pirate Rubyist! == Coolest Features == PRuby gives you the same syntactic diabetes RSpec users crave: >> Object.ahoy.gimme_yer_stinkin_object_id => 23793950882680 >> Object.ahoy.avast_with_yer_cursed_class => Object With convenient aliases to help you think clearly, and not wrestle with Ruby's cumbersome lubber syntax. >> AARGHray.ahoy.me_matey?(Array) => true >> AARGHray.ahoy.me_matey?(String) => false It even ends the eigenclass/singleton debate with the most intuitive naming ever. >> Object.me_onsies => #<Class:Object> If you're not already sold on PRuby, well to hell with you. We don't want to hear your FUD. == Get it == http://code.stonecode.org/pruby/ PRuby is copyrighted tree software under LotFOT (see license at the URL) Pirates do not believe in complex package management, so see the pkg/ directory for zip/tarball and src/ for the actual code. There is also a README.txt and some small examples.
on 2007-04-01 23:53
on 2007-04-02 00:25
On 4/1/07, Gregory Brown <email@example.com> wrote: <snip> Cool stuff will you release a major version every April 1st? Robert
on 2007-04-02 00:37
Robert Dober wrote: > On 4/1/07, Gregory Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > <snip> > > Cool stuff > will you release a major version every April 1st? I guess, the next version will be released September 19th, 2007. -- Phillip "CynicalRyan" Gawlowski http://cynicalryan.110mb.com/ Rule of Open-Source Programming #34: Every successful project will eventually spawn a sub-project
on 2007-04-02 02:48
On 4/1/07, Phillip Gawlowski <email@example.com> wrote: > Robert Dober wrote: > > On 4/1/07, Gregory Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > <snip> > > > > Cool stuff > > will you release a major version every April 1st? > > I guess, the next version will be released September 19th, 2007. I will need to talk to the PRuby core team, as we have our work cut out for ourselves, but there is a chance you'll see PRuby 2 by then. Of course, that depends on the start of Yaaaarv!