Luke Melia

software dev

June 21, 2006

Ruby.NET compiler

More interesting news at the collision of the Ruby and .NET worlds. From down under, Wayne Kelly and John Gough announced the first beta of the Gardens Point Ruby compiler:

We are pleased to announce the preliminary Beta release of the Gardens Point Ruby.NET compiler. Note: this is not just a Ruby/.NET bridge, nor a Ruby Interpreter implemented on .NET, but a true .NET compiler. The compiler can be used to statically compile a Ruby source file into a verifiable .NET v2.0 assembly or it can be used to directly execute a Ruby source file (compile, load and execute). Our implementation is not yet fully complete, but it is the only Ruby compiler that we know of for either the .NET or JVM platforms that is able to pass all 871 tests in the samples/test.rb installation test suite of Ruby 1.8.2.

I expect cool stuff to come from this.

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