In article <slrnaqpbo0.73l.whitton / grub.atlantic.net>,
Travis Whitton  <whitton / atlantic.net> wrote:
>There's an interesting article on IBM developerWorks about a new program
>called Psyco, which hooks into the guts of Python's interpreter and does
>a kind of just-in-time compilation substituting bytecode for native machine
>code. Apparently, this allows python to achieve near C like speeds without
>having to rewrite any code, and it sounds like a really cool project.
>Unfortunately, I don't care much for Python, but I do love Ruby. This leads
>me to the question of whether there are any similar programs available for
>Ruby. If not, would such a project be possible?

It's an interesting idea, but first we need a bytecode interpreter.  As it 
stands now, Ruby is interpreted by walking an AST.

Phil