On May 9, 2006, at 8:18 AM, Francis Cianfrocca wrote:

> And finally, are you writing for Windows, Mac or Solaris (where  
> compilers are
> generally not available)...

Just a minor correction here:  Mac OS X is a Unix flavor so compilers  
are very available for it.  I doubt Ruby ran on earlier versions of  
the Mac OS where that was not true.

James Edward Gray II