On Jul 5, 2006, at 11:30 AM, Paul Battley wrote:
> Here's something for the hungry mob to tear apart: automatic Ruby to
> JavaScript conversion. It seems somehow wrong, like grafting a pretty
> girl's head onto a donkey, but I've done it anyway!
>
> [snip: example]
>
> It uses Ryan Davis et al's ParseTree and Florian Gros ruby.js for
> most of the hard work. It's still very limited, and there are many
> warts, not least of which is the requirement for an explicit receiver
> on every method.
>
> That said, the code's here: http://po-ru.com/files/ruby2js.tar.gz
>
> Have fun!
> Paul.

Grotesquely awesome!  I especially like the unsettling analogy of the  
pretty-faced donkey.

Now what would be a great addition to that would be a mod_ruby or  
rails plugin that allowed .rjs files to be automagically translated  
from ruby to javascript.
-Mat