Ah, okay. So Ruby is a compiled language is it?

Generally, compilation is when you take all of your resources and  
build a product (in every sense of the definition). Interpretation is  
when moment by moment, you translate bits as they come in.

Don't confuse the beginners!!!!!

<grrrr>

Yeah, like saying "translator" instead of "interpreter" when talking  
natural (human) languages.

J

On 06/02/2009, at 2:49 PM, Phlip wrote:

> Julian Leviston wrote:
>
>> FYI, it's not a compiler, it's an interpreter.
>
> The terms "compiler" and "interpreter" have never been exclusive -  
> ask a Lisper!
>
> -- 
>  Phlip
>