Markus Brosch wrote:
> Hi Ruby-Community :)
> 
> I was looking for a way to talk to a Perl module from Ruby directly to 
> use its classes, methods or functions. However, it seems there is no 
> up2date/maintained Ruby/Perl binding ? I have found the "Perl module for 
> Ruby" (http://www.yoshidam.net/perl_en.txt), but his website states it 
> is no longer maintained and also it seems not like an offical thing 
> available in Rubyforge.
> 
> I am aware of %x{ ... } to run scripts and stuff, but what I really want 
> is to use some legacy Perl modules which are too big to convert 
> completely into Ruby.
> 
> Any ideas, suggestions and tips ? My search so far was pretty boring. 
> Seems like not many people would like to do this ?
> 
> Thank you and best regards!
> 
> PS: Sorry if I am just stupid and not aware of a obvious thing available 
> in Ruby. I am new to the language and might not have seen "THE WAY" to 
> go ;)
> 

Hmmm ... is enough of Cardinal (Ruby interface to Parrot), Parrot and
the Perl interface to Parrot working that this could be done that way?
That was one of the goals of Parrot -- a virtual machine that would
support at least Perl, Python and Ruby and maybe other dynamic languages.