On 5/9/06, Jamal Mazrui <Jamal.Mazrui / fcc.gov> wrote:
> I realize that a compiler is not necessarily important to a lot of Ruby
> developers because of the dynamic, interpreted nature of the language.
> Once a program is good enough for production, however, it may benefit
> from the increased performance a compiler can deliver.
>
> So, I'm curious about the status of such a project.  Is it intended to
> be part of Ruby 2.0?  Is it related to the Parrot virtual machine
> project that intends to execute Ruby as well as other languages?

Her'e the compiler in progress:
http://www.atdot.net/yarv/

More details via Google:
http://www.google.com/search?q=ruby+rite

> I don't know the details, but am aware that there are various forms of
> compilers that work at different levels of code or at different points
> in the life cycle of a program (e.g., native machine code compiler
> versus Just-in-Time compiler).  I welcome any information about what is
> in the works for Ruby, both near and long term.
>
> Jamal
>
> P.S.  In case it matters, I develop under Windows at present, though
> eventually hope to do cross platform application development.
>
>


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Bill Guindon (aka aGorilla)
The best answer to most questions is "it depends".