Rubinius

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Rubinius
Developer(s) Evan Phoenix
Stable release 2.4.1 / December 4, 2014 (2014-12-04)
Written in C++ and Ruby
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Ruby programming language interpreter
License BSD license
Website http://rubini.us/

Rubinius is an alternative Ruby programming language implementation created by Evan Phoenix. Based loosely on the Smalltalk-80 Blue Book design,[1] Rubinius seeks to "provide a rich, high-performance environment for running Ruby code."[2]

Goals[edit]

Rubinius follows in the Lisp and Smalltalk traditions, by natively implementing as much of Ruby as possible in Ruby code.[3]

It also has a goal of being thread-safe in order to be able to embed more than one interpreter in a single application.

Sponsorship[edit]

From 2007 to 2013, Engine Yard funded one full-time engineer to work exclusively on Rubinius.[4] Evan Phoenix is now CEO of Vektra.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smalltalk-80: The Language and its Implementation. ISBN 0-201-11371-6. 
  2. ^ "Rubinius README". Rubinius Project. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  3. ^ Nutter, Charles (2008-04-27). "Promise and Peril for Alternative Ruby Impls". Retrieved 2009-02-22. Evan Phoenix's Rubinius project is an effort to implement Ruby using as much Ruby code as possible. 
  4. ^ https://blog.engineyard.com/2013/the-future-of-rubinius
  5. ^ http://vektra.com/

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