Sean Russell wrote:
>
> David Ross <drossruby / yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:<20040719161148.44048.qmail / web21529.mail.yahoo.com>...
> > I do not know if I can look at the source to make a
> > specification, then start working on a compiler that
> > is under a BSD license. Most of the code is copyright
> > by Matz and the companies that hired him. I do not
> > want any legal complications. --David
>
> Hey David,
>
> I just wanted to let you know that I'm all for you exploring this
> (Ruby-to-native compiler).  I'm a little distressed that the first
> responses that you got to your posting were "it can't be done," "it
> will be harder than you think," "you won't get the performance gain
> you expect," etc., etc..  I think a native Ruby compiler *is*
> possible, although some aspects will be difficult, and I'd *love* to
> see a good one.

I'd love to see one two!

What might be even better would a Ruby compiler for the .NET CLR -- now that
Mono has reached 1.0 that would immediately make it viable on Windows and
Linux.

Curt