On 10/29/06, cies <cies.breijs / gmail.com> wrote:
> right now autotools, make and shell scripts are used to build ruby.
>
> i saw that yarv needs a version of ruby to be present in order to
> build it: right?
> (i dont know if this is a temporary dependency)
>
> but if ruby is needed to build ruby, we might aswell use a ruby
> buildsystem like rake or rant for building ruby?
>
> this would clearly have some disadvantages (difficulty of build ruby
> for a platform that has no ruby binaries yet), but it would be eating
> our own dog food though.
>
> just looking for some feedback.
> cies breijs.
>

There was interest at RubyConf in converting the Ruby build system to
use mkrf (Kevin Clark's new replacement for mkmf, which needs a new
name, IMO).

In order for this to be possible, we need to make sure that 'rake'
itself runs under miniruby.