Ruby as a client side scripting language

for a long time now all we’ve had for client side scripting in web apps
is javascript. which personally i find about as ugly and usable as
vomit. (especially cross-browser). how hard would it to create a plug-in
to allow client-side scripting with ruby?

~transami

Tom Sawyer wrote:

for a long time now all we’ve had for client side scripting in web apps
is javascript. which personally i find about as ugly and usable as
vomit. (especially cross-browser). how hard would it to create a plug-in
to allow client-side scripting with ruby?

There’s a Tcl plug in for Navigator and IE:

http://www.tcl.tk/software/plugin/

It’s not maintained, but it includes source, so it might be a start.

I think ActiveScriptRuby should work for this
(in IE at least, maybe not Netscape). As for
UNIX, I use it, but I’m ignorant of browser
plugins.

Hal Fulton

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From: “Tom Sawyer” transami@transami.net
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Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 1:44 AM
Subject: ruby as a client side scripting language

for a long time now all we’ve had for client side scripting in web apps
is javascript. which personally i find about as ugly and usable as
vomit. (especially cross-browser). how hard would it to create a plug-in
to allow client-side scripting with ruby?