On 10/29/06, David Vallner <david / vallner.net> wrote:
> cies wrote:
> > 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.
> >
>
> Selfhosting is a nice exercise in brain self-surgery, but I think it's
> more practical to bootstrap using an external environment that's most
> likely to be present. I'm not sure I'd like the ruby build process to
> take too much time building a bloated miniruby just to build itself
> again for no practical benefit whatsoever.
>

It already builds a miniruby that can probably run rake.  This would
just extend the already self-hosting Ruby build process to the earlier
possible point in the chain.