On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 00:29:32 +0900, Lloyd Linklater wrote:

> Ruby cannot be 
> written in Ruby.  Ruby is interpreted and can never run as fast as 
> Delphi.

Actually, both of these are now/soon-to-be incorrect...

Rubinius (http://rubini.us) is a Ruby virtual machine, and one of its goals
IIRC is to become self-hosting.  Its core libraries are mostly in Ruby
already.

JRuby (http://jruby.codehaus.org) now has its first bytecode compiler;
they're already working on a second one.

Hooray for diversity!

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