I have been looking at bRuby with some interest but haven't had a machine
available to try the patch to Ruby on.  Is anybody using this?  It looks
a lot like the preparsed .pyc stuff that Python has; taking a snapshot of
the syntax tree and writing it to a .brb file, so you can load it again
later.  Just wondering if a .brb gives one a faster startup than a .rb; it
could be very cool for web apps.

You can find it at:
  http://bruby.sourceforge.jp/archive.en.html

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Gabriel Emerson