[Ironruby-core] Will the performance catch up be next milestone?

Miguel Madero me at miguelmadero.com
Thu Jul 29 01:55:33 EDT 2010

I think Ruby on Windows has it's place. There are many companies with
investment in MS servers, Applications and infrastructure so don't
completely discard IronRuby for Windows.
Also there're other scenarios that don't involve Ruby on the server like
Silverlight, standalone WPF apps, Excel Interop, Plugins, Scripting Apps.

PS. There's a thread about IronRuby usage on this mailing list. I've not had
a chance to read it, but that could give you an idea of the way people is
currently using it. I've not had a chance to read it, so it might just prove
you're right...


There was recently a thread about adopti

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Nathan Stults
<Nathan_Stults at hsihealth.com>wrote:

> Yeah, but who wants to **deploy** Ruby code on Windows? Develop, sure…but
> then performance doesn’t matter. If IronRuby is aiming only to be a windows
> centric technology, I can’t imagine what future it really has in store for
> it, that is, standing alone on its own two feet as a Ruby implementation.
> Integrated into .NET software is a different story irrelevant to the
> benchmarks being discussed, but I don’t think the benchmarks are misleading
> as far as the Ruby community at large is concerned, because for that group,
> I don’t imagine Windows is a viable deployment target ( why would it be?) so
> benchmarking on Linux is probably the most realistic kind of benchmarking
> you can do when comparing ruby interpreters for that particular audience. I
> suppose that is one of the things that makes the IronRuby project an enigma
> to me – in my mind Ruby is a finger pointing to Linux, so it seems an odd
> one for Microsoft to extend.

Miguel A. Madero Reyes
www.miguelmadero.com (blog)
me at miguelmadero.com
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