In article <5.1.0.14.2.20021121134539.021f0388 / zcard04k.ca.nortel.com>,
Mark Probert  <probertm / nortelnetworks.com> wrote:
>
>At 02:22 AM 11/22/2002 +0900, Dat wrote:
>>  But when it comes to the ultimate application like a language itself 
>> (Ruby, Perl, Python, etc.), nothing can beat the awesome C.
>
>Maybe the solution here is to start a Ruby-In-Hardware project,
>and embed a Ruby core directly into microcode.  Something like
>Chuck Moore did when designing the SH-BOOM and MuP21 chips for
>FORTH.
>
>http://www.ultratechnology.com/mup21.html
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>Then we wouldn't have to worry about performance any more.
>
>
>
>-mark. ( ;-) )

It would be pretty hard to implememnt Ruby in Hardware given it's dynamic 
nature....

Phil