[Ironruby-core] Regarding IronRuby... How true it sounds from this blog

Michael Letterle michael.letterle at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 11:00:04 EDT 2008


Well to be fair, IronRuby /does/ have it's roots in Ruby.NET in that
it was the first Microsoft supported CLR implementation.  And I
believe Charles is referring to the /name/ of Bauer's IronRuby being
adopted by Microsoft, not the codebase.

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 10:52 AM, M. David Peterson
<m.david at xmlhacker.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 08:05:02 -0600, John Lam (IRONRUBY)
> <jflam at microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>
> > He also gets a number of important technical details wrong about IronRuby,
> I'll respond later today.
> >
>
>  I can point out at least one: "IronRuby really has its roots in the
> Ruby.NET project from Queensland University of Technology" is incorrect. The
> IronRuby parser/scanner was bootstrapped by the Ruby.NET parser/scanner, but
> has since removed all signs of the Ruby.NET parser/scanner in favor of a
> from-the-ground-up implementation written entirely by -- I believe -- Tomas
> Matousek. Of course, as Charlie points out somewhat correctly in his opening
> paragraph,
>
>
> > IronRuby was still Wilco Bauer's IronRuby, a doomed codebase and project
> name eventually to be adopted by Microsoft's later Ruby implementation
> effort.
> >
>
>  ... which is at least partially correct, if not a bit misleading given that
> for all intents and purposes the IronRuby project of today is a
> from-the-ground-up implementation of the Ruby language and runtime based on
> top of the from-the-ground-up Dynamic Language Runtime code base and
> architecture.
>
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>  /M:D
>
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