Mark wrote:

> Phil Tomson wrote:
>
>> Mark <msparshatt / yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message 
>> news:<4035121F.6040308 / yahoo.co.uk>...
>>  
>>
>>> Is there anyone working on a compiler for compiling Ruby code to 
>>> work on parrot?
>>>
>>> The latest effort Cardinal seemed to die off before it got started, 
>>> presumably due to the immaturity of Parrot.
>>>
>>> However version 0.1.0 of Parrot is set to be released on the 29th of 
>>> this month wich should include support for objects, so this seems to 
>>> be the ideal time to get a compiler project started up.
>>>   
>>
>>
>> So they're promising object support at the end of the month?  I've
>> heard this for almost two years now.  I'll believe it when I see it.
>>
>>  
>>
> AFAIK, The spec for the object support has been written and Dan has 
> promised to check a basic implementation in to the source tree in time 
> for the feature freeze monday.
>
>>> Cardinal was set up on Savannah but this seems to be a perfect 
>>> project to start up on Rubyforge.
>>>
>>> Is anyone else interested in this?
>>>
>>>   
>>
>>
>> I'm very interested in this.  I was the one who setup the project at
>> Savannah (now I don't even know where I put the passwords for it, it's
>> been so long ago).  I definately want to see a Ruby front-end for
>> Parrot.  Back when I started the project I wasn't working.  Since then
>> I've been going to grad school and more recently I've gotten a job and
>> I'm still going to grad school so I really don't have a lot of time to
>> commit to this.
>>
>> Please feel free start a Cardinal project on Rubyforge.  Even if
>> Object support in Parrot doesn't come out this month, it will
>> _eventually_ happen(at least I hope so :).  In the meantime there are
>> lots of other tasks that could be done.  The foremost being that we
>> need a good parser for Ruby (Cardinal isn't the only project that
>> needs this).  I just saw another post that mentioned Ripper again. 
>> Might be worth a try.  There's also Ruth.  At any rate, I think the
>> main focus right now needs to be on the frontend until the backend
>> issues (object support in Parrot) are ironed out.
>>
>>  
>>
> I've tried out Ripper and it seems to be very close to what we need 
> for a front end. Though I'll also take a look at Ruth.
>
Does anyone know where I can find Ruth? I've tried looking on Rubyforge 
and RAA but haven't been able to find it.
 
Thanks in Advance.

> Mark Sparshatt
>
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