> There are pure ruby variants (rubinius has/had one, I think jruby did too).
> FFI has probably supplanted the pure ruby versions by now....


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> For long term pure ruby is probably a better way to go, but I haven't seen
> one I liked yet.
>
> My opinion could be a bit out of date. It has been a little while since
> I've looked at this problem.
>
>
If a reliable and supported FFI version existed, would you still believe a
pure ruby version would be the correct long-term solution?

Jon