Joe Cheng wrote:
> I'd like to start writing Ruby extensions.  Does it make a difference
> whether you use C or C++?  I took a C++ in college but haven't done any of
> it since, so I'm more or less starting from scratch.

Ruby is really C-oriented.  It longjmps on errors, so the stack doesn't 
"unwind" the way C++ objects really wants it to.  There are work-arounds 
for that, but I found that without a good foundation of libraries to 
work with, C++ was a real pain, so I stick with C.  Plain C is also a 
bit more portable than C++.

	Sean O'Dell