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- Subject: Re: Ruby?
- From: Sean Middleditch <sean.middleditch@...>
- Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 15:05:31 -0400
Martin Dvorak wrote:
> Hi all,
> I apologize for my little off-topic and little inappropriate question,
> but I'd like to know whether anybody on this list can share
> any positive or negative experience with programming language
> Ruby? Especially how is it fast, is it easily embeddable, does
> it have supporting community etc.
Ruby is excellent. I haven't timed it, but it's supposedly one of the
fastest scripted languages around (that's like it's #1 most touted
plus). And it's super easy to embed. I have it embedded in a hour,
including wrapper to 3 custom C++ classes, without even touching
something like SWIG.
I'm not sure on the community, I haven't gotten much involved yet.
Something I plan to do, though.
I'm also not sure how it compares to Lua, either. I do know that the
syntax for Ruby can be a bit odd (which is a bit understandable, seeing
as how its primary author is Japanese... his idea of a good language must
be different than any latin-based language). I think Ruby is faster than
Lua, but is probably harder to get used to... also, it doesn't have quite
as large of a user base as Lua does, at least not here in the States
(although it's supposedly incredably popular in Japan).
http://www.ruby-lang.org has lots of info, although the on-line
documentation is horrendously out of date (docs are for 1.4, although 1.6
is the current stable version).
> Thanks in advance for your suggestions.