Archive for the ‘Ruby’ Category



Somewhere deep in the Borg machinery, a small team led by John Lam is working on a fully open source implementation of Ruby for the CLR, and is even going to accept outside contributions. Yesterday they announced the first source code release of IronRuby. It’s pretty rough so far, but showing a ton of promise. […]


Sim says: I like Ruby but I don’t see it becoming a mainstream language soon. The biggest strength of Ruby–the OO nature of the language and some of its cooler constructs–are its greatest weakness. Consider continuations, for example. How many people in the world would know how to implement something with continuations without screwing up? […]