In article <15926.1003989197 / www27.gmx.net>,
markus liedl  <markus.lado / gmx.de> wrote:
>
>> Is the intent for this to eventually lead to a Ruby VM written in Ruby?
>> 
>
>Yes, sooner or later. The last few weeks I passed in learning Lisp and
>Smalltalk. I'm not sure which one may be better suited: VM written in Lisp, or
>modified Smalltalk VM. But surely both are easier to handle than a VM in C.
>
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>Another idea I followed some time, is to 'missuse' GCC as JIT compiler, 

How might this be done?  

>but there are some problems:
>* copyright / there will never be a libgcc

Why would there be copyright issues?  gcc is under GPL. 

Phil