On Feb 4, 2005, at 12:28 AM, Navindra Umanee wrote:
> Where is the YARV announcement/release on this list?  I certainly
> haven't seen it.  I saw a yarv/db thread but that was it.  YARV looks
> and sounds very interesting though.  I just don't have a project to
> run on it yet...  when I do I'll make noise. :-)

the yarv announcement was a while ago, but i was just
surprised by the lack of interest in the two projects.
i hear so frequently "ruby is too slow" when in most
cases its just plain Fast Enough and in the few cases
when its not, projects like yarv and ruby2c attempt
to help and yet receive little feedback :(

maybe there is much feedback on the yarv-jp mailing list?

> ruby2c seems a very specialised thing.  I mean sure, it's nearly 1.0.0
> but nobody seems really sure what to do with it given the limitations
> which are apparently by design.

see my reply to dan.

> Anyway, as a newcomer, I'm sure I don't know what to make of all this.
> What about the official Ruby release and VM?  Seems to be a lot of
> forking going on.

there is no official ruby vm... yet.
and these aren't forks, they are built
on top of the current ruby interpreter.

Alex