In article <20060228014338.GA22949 / anthropohedron.net>,
Gregory Seidman  <gsslist+ruby / anthropohedron.net> wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 10:12:22AM +0900, Joe Van Dyk wrote:
>} Someone needs to make a "C++ for Ruby programmers" book.  I'm getting
>} assigned to work on a C++ project now and it's making me cry.  Not
>} only have I forgotten all of the C++ that I used to know, I actually
>} have to compile stuff!
>} 
>} I guess I should get more experienced in C++, as variety is good.  But
>} it's still painful.
>
>Think of the compiler as the interpreter, and templates as duck-typed Ruby.
>Do as much as you can with meta-programming, since it should be comfortable
>from a Ruby background. The rest... the rest is just syntax.

Lots and lots of syntax....

Just a crazy idea: we've got SWIG that lets us access our C++ objects in Ruby, 
how about something that goes the other way so that Ruby class definitions get 
translated to C++ code? 

Phil