Charles Nutter:It is a glorious day in JRuby-land, for the compiler is now complete.
That is some cool stuff. I think it is very cool that while a lot of people are pitting Java and Ruby against one another, that there are other people making an effort to bring them together.
In related news, I’m taking a class at the Harvard Extension School this fall on Compiler Design and Implementation. So far I have been enjoying it quite a bit. We are using the “Purple Dragon” book, which has been tough to read in places but worthwhile to get through. It has been a long time since I’ve had to read something that has this many induction proofs in it :).