On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 7:52 PM, Ryan Davis <ryand-ruby / zenspider.com> wrote:

> What's "awesome" is that not a soul on this thread has asked you a single
> clarifying question...
>
> WHY do you want one and WHAT do you want to do with it?
>

Perhaps the most straightforward answer for wanting a Hiphop or
Starkiller-like compiler is FOR SPEED! For example, you're a company on the
scale of Facebook who has written a large web site in a dynamic language and
suddenly realize you could be saving a lot of money on servers if your app
ran a lot faster. Source translation to C++ is a potential way to go

I don't think that applies to anyone who uses Ruby, though. Maybe Twitter...

-- 
Tony Arcieri
Medioh! A Kudelski Brand