In article <m2pu4aigw6.fsf / zip.local.thomases.com>,
Dave Thomas  <Dave / PragmaticProgrammer.com> wrote:
>ptkwt / shell1.aracnet.com (Phil Tomson) writes:
>
>> A friend is interested in trying out Ruby on his Mac OSX machine.  I don't 
>> think he wants to have to compile it from source, he would prefer a 
>> pre-compiled binary that will install under OSX.  I notice that on the RAA 
>> there is a precompiled Ruby 1.6.4 listed under the project name 'Ruby / 
>> Mac OSX'
>
>Chris Gehlker told me there's a precompiled binary of Ruby for Max OS
>X 10.* at
>
>http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/unix_apps_utilities/rubyprogramminglanguage.html
>
>
>Yup - apple.com.
>

Wow.  Thanks.

BTW: I recall that there was a thread here several months ago about how 
Apple was evaluating Ruby for perhaps playing the role of _the preferred_ 
scripting language for OSX.  Anybody hear anymore about this?

Phil