On Feb 26, 2004, at 8:04 AM, Glenn M. Lewis wrote:

> And just this last month, I have come across a compiled language that 
> I believe will
> completely replace C and C++ for me: The D Language 
> (http://www.digitalmars.com/d/).
> It even has a SWIG module for it so that I can easily access D from 
> Ruby!

Which leads to a question that has been bouncing around in my mind for 
several weeks now: What obstacles are there against being able to 
compile Ruby? I would guess that eval() would be one, but other than 
that, would it be feasible to create a compilable subset of Ruby?

--Mark