Vladimir Sizikov wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> It was discussed in the past but as far as I can tell, there were no
> decision made, about the constant to specify the Ruby implementation.
> 
> Now that Rubinius and JRuby define RUBY_ENGINE, and RubyGems also uses
> RUBY_ENGINE, maybe it's a good time to revisit the issue?
> It would be really nice if MRI would have that constant defined as
> well (and maybe to put this change into upcoming 1.8.6 and 1.8.7
> maintenance releases)?

I concur...it would be nice to get it out there and finally have an 
official variable to tell which "type" of Ruby implementation you're 
running on.

And it's just one variable :)

- Charlie