Is there any equivalent project in the Ruby-community to the Croquet project in the Smalltalk-community?
on 2007-07-12 11:41
on 2007-07-12 16:59
There isn't an equivalent project to croquet in ANY community, as far as I know. Aur
on 2007-07-12 22:23
On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 06:40:02PM +0900, email@example.com wrote: > Is there any equivalent project in the Ruby-community to the Croquet > project in the Smalltalk-community? Frankly, I'm not sure Ruby is suited to that sort of project right now at all. The Ruby interpreter might be a little on the slow side for that. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
on 2007-07-12 22:51
I'd say Ruby is perfectly capable of such a project. It will definitely be slower than Smalltalk, but with YARV and Ruby 2.0 our slowness "problems" will start going away. We already have all the components to such a system: wrappers for OpenGL / SDL, network communication through many libraries from straight Net::HTTP or EventMachine to Rinda and ap4r. We have Drb for propagating real-time code changes throughout the system. It's just a matter of putting that all together, and man is Croquet an enormous undertaking. Cool cool stuff. Jason