Mark email@example.com wrote in message news:4035121F.firstname.lastname@example.org…
Is there anyone working on a compiler for compiling Ruby code to work on
The latest effort Cardinal seemed to die off before it got started,
presumably due to the immaturity of Parrot.
However version 0.1.0 of Parrot is set to be released on the 29th of
this month wich should include support for objects, so this seems to be
the ideal time to get a compiler project started up.
So they’re promising object support at the end of the month? I’ve
heard this for almost two years now. I’ll believe it when I see it.
Cardinal was set up on Savannah but this seems to be a perfect project
to start up on Rubyforge.
Is anyone else interested in this?
I’m very interested in this. I was the one who setup the project at
Savannah (now I don’t even know where I put the passwords for it, it’s
been so long ago). I definately want to see a Ruby front-end for
Parrot. Back when I started the project I wasn’t working. Since then
I’ve been going to grad school and more recently I’ve gotten a job and
I’m still going to grad school so I really don’t have a lot of time to
commit to this.
Please feel free start a Cardinal project on Rubyforge. Even if
Object support in Parrot doesn’t come out this month, it will
eventually happen(at least I hope so :). In the meantime there are
lots of other tasks that could be done. The foremost being that we
need a good parser for Ruby (Cardinal isn’t the only project that
needs this). I just saw another post that mentioned Ripper again.
Might be worth a try. There’s also Ruth. At any rate, I think the
main focus right now needs to be on the frontend until the backend
issues (object support in Parrot) are ironed out.