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Sun Sep 23 14:10:05 EDT 2007
On 9/23/07, Heesob Park <phasis at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> I think if we made the WinRuby, the
> 3rdrail(http://www.codegear.com/products/3rdrail) could be
> the reliable distributer.
> Park Heesob
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Are we planing to support "fork" in a ActiveState sort of way?
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