I think you are almost there, Dave.  This really encourages people to
write more heavy-duty applications in Ruby (not to mention in convincing
our bosses...) :)

Cheers,

Bill
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Dave Thomas <Dave / pragmaticprogrammer.com> wrote:
> William Djaja Tjokroaminata <billtj / z.glue.umd.edu> writes:

>> Yes, garbage collector makes it easy for the programmer, but nothing good
>> comes without any cost.  Anyone dare to write a browser like Netscape in
>> Ruby?  Anyone dare to rewrite the Ruby parser in Ruby?

> I wrote parts of an X11 Window manager in Ruby, and RDoc uses the irb
> parser, written in Ruby.