On Nov 2, 2005, at 1:12 PM, zero wrote:

> I know this has been discussed before but I would like to know if
> anything has changed in the past 2 years and if anything is on the
> horizon that would allow either byte compilation of Ruby (like Python)
> or <dreaming> native compilation </dreaming>.
>
> Ruby is cool, but I don't want to use it for anything I am likely to
> install on a user's machine because (1) I often don't want users to
> muck with my code, and (2) sometimes I don't want them to (easily) see
> my code.  I know that C#/Java can easily be reverse engineered, but
> knowing that someone would have to go to such lengths to get to my  
> code
> is enough of a barrier to make me want to use one of those languages
> over Ruby even though I have to write three times as much code for the
> same task.

ZenObfuscator can compile a Ruby program to C.

It has not been released.

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