[Win32utils-devel] WinRuby?

Heesob Park phasis at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 11:59:32 EDT 2007


Hi,

2007/9/24, Daniel Berger <djberg96 at gmail.com>:
>
> Hi all,
>
> With the latest 1.8.6 release out today, I was wondering - what would
> you all think of a Windows-only fork of Ruby? I mean Perl has
> ActiveState, right? It ships with a slightly different interpreter and
> different libraries, so why not Ruby?
>
> Here's what I'm thinking:
>
> * Win2k or later. No 95/98/ME support. No cygwin/mingw, either.
> * Assume VC++ 8. Use whatever switches we want to optimize.
> * Scrap huge chunks of the stdlib, and add new libraries.
> * Use Windows specific functions where beneficial.
> * Remove UNIX-only functions/methods (or create equivalent functions).
> * TCHAR through and through, with possible Unicode benefits down the road.
> * ANSI C
>
>
> Areas I'm looking to improve specifically:
>
> File
> File::Stat
> Dir
> IO
> Process
> Socket
> Kernel#select
>
> Areas I'm looking to improve in general:
>
> Speed
> Tests (tailored for Windows)
> More Speed
> More Tests
>
> But, before I dive into this I would need serious help. How many of you
> would be willing to join me? I'm really looking for people who know
> C/C++, are at least somewhat familiar with the Windows API, and are
> willing to have commit access.
>
> On the other hand, if you absolutely HATE the idea, please say so. I
> don't want to chase anyone away. :)
>
> Lemme know!


I agree totally with you.

And I also hope the win32 native thread support if possible.

The another area is the interface with .NET framework support(it is called
IronRuby).

I think if we made the WinRuby, the 3rdrail(
http://www.codegear.com/products/3rdrail) could be the reliable distributer.

Regards,

Park Heesob
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