Hello Edward,

Wednesday, September 25, 2002, 9:02:08 AM, you wrote:

EW> What bugs me about Ruby, or what keeps me `searching' for the ideal
EW> contemporary language is that Ruby doesn't have a complier to either
EW> native code or even byte code like Python, Ocaml, Java, and Lisp.  If
EW> Ruby had a native compiler, and this is a tall order given the dynamic
EW> nature of Ruby, I don't think I would voluntarily use anything else.

purpose? speed/ciphering sources/giving-one-executable/reliability of strict language?

EW> Once you write your first Ruby program, you'll need a baby sitter for
EW> your wife.

cool! :)

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