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Interview With the Creator of Ruby 89

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snydeq writes "Ruby creator Yukihiro Matsumoto discusses the past, present, and future of the popular programming language, calling mobile the next target for Ruby: 'I'm currently working on an alternative subset or dialect of Ruby for the small devices. I'm going to make it public early next year. Of course, mobile computing is the way to go, so that's one of the reasons I focus on the Ruby dialect working on the smaller devices.'"
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Interview With the Creator of Ruby

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  • by Microlith (54737) on Wednesday September 07, 2011 @11:44AM (#37327942)

    Of course, mobile computing is the way to go, so that's one of the reasons I focus on the Ruby dialect working on the smaller devices.

    While I do have Ruby on my N900, I wish him the best of luck in his goals. Between the attacks from the Apple and MS camp on Android and little to no attention being paid to real solutions like MeeGo, all we'll be left with in short order is anti-geek platforms like Windows Phone and iOS, where running things like Ruby (or Python) are expressly verboten.

  • I am not sure why... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Windwraith (932426) on Wednesday September 07, 2011 @11:45AM (#37327956)

    ...but this statement:

    > Of course, mobile computing is the way to go

    It kind of depresses me for some reason. I am not being ironic, I am serious. I don't know why that makes me feel down.

    I feel like all the training I did to be able to code games** in a PC is going to be obsolete before I know it.

    **or any other desktop coding

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 07, 2011 @02:14PM (#37330242)

    Oh let's see...

    1. What are prospects of incorporating true, concurrent multithreads?

    2. JIT - why or why not? and when?

    3. Is performance closer to Java realistic for Ruby? What are the obstacles?

    This is just the most pressing stuff and I don't even use Ruby much anymore.

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