> how can we make a thing that compiles ruby into c++ source code?
> does anyone want to help me make one....

basically you'd need to "parse" the ruby, and then convert it into C++ 
(using correct types, et al).  Unfortunately this wouldn't work for 
ruby's more dynamic features, like eval, but would get you somewhere.

Mirah is an example of this, somewhat.
Cheers!
-r
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