I'd be happy to contribute to this effort. I'm probably more interested in
writing XPCOM bindings than Scintilla lexers, but I'd be happy to do (or
help with) either or both.

Bryn Keller

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Mark Hammond [SMTP:MarkH / ActiveState.com]
> Sent:	Friday, February 09, 2001 7:10 PM
> To:	ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org; ruby-talk / netlab.co.jp
> Subject:	[ruby-talk:10657] Re: Even Tcl/Tk goes ActiveSTATE
> 
> Neil Hodgson wrote:
> 
> 
>  > The XPCOM binding for Python is now published as open source under
>  > the  MPL. Anyone sufficiently interested could develop a Ruby
>  > binding. I'm  certain Mark Hammond would be only too happy to offer
>  >  advice even if  ActiveState isn't interested in supporting Ruby
>  > yet.
> 
> I am certain he would too :-)
> 
> Re Komodo (which I am heavily involved in):
> 
> Small steps would be excellent.  If someone in the Ruby community wrote 
> a Scintilla lexer, I could assure you that we would add support for Ruby 
> files as a "known type" - but to be honest this doesnt give too much.
> 
> The harder bit is the debugger - although we have designed language 
> neutral debugging interfaces, they still need to be implemented for 
> Ruby.  Again, the Ruby community could help here.  Ruby XPCOM bindings 
> would help this effort enourmously.  It is worth noting that a real 
> opportunity exists for Ruby here.  Python and JS are the only language 
> bindings in the world for XPCOM.  Perl is 3/4 finished.  Ruby getting in 
> early could be give it a real kick-in-the-pants.
> 
> Unfortunately, we are pretty snowed under doing the languages we have 
> committed to.  Once we have a 1.0 out the door, we will be looking at 
> other languages.  PHP and Ruby are definitely the most requested
> languages.
> 
> I dont read this group regularly - please CC me on any replies.
> 
> Mark.