New kid on the block / introduction
tnovelli at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 04:39:07 PST 2006
Welcome aboard, Ed. Sounds like you got into this the same way I did,
through Fare's Assembly-Howto. You probably found RetroForth too...
the newer versions might be useful as an example for interfacing with
It's good to have a Ruby hacker here, as none of us seem to be, and
it's an unusual language. I've only played with it a little, but it
looks like LISP without parenthesis... Eventually we might like to
incorporate Ruby into our great multi-language compiler system,
when/if we write it, but don't hold your breath -- it could be
decades. I would encourage you to go ahead with your project... If
you succeed, it'll make Ruby a more viable language. Elegant,
high-level, high-performance implementations (for any language) are
hard to find.
On 10/30/06, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <znmeb at cesmail.net> wrote:
> I just discovered the TUNES project yesterday, following trails on the
> Internet (Linux assembly and various Forth interpreters). I was a Forth
> hacker in the golden FIG days, but I haven't done much with it recently.
> Right now, I'm mostly interested in high-performance implementations of
> the Ruby language ... virtual machines, assembly language kernels,
> compiler hacks, etc.
> In particular, I'm mostly interested in efficient use of multi-core
> 64-bit Intel and AMD processors on Linux platforms. Windows and MacOS
> compatibility are less desirable -- I really want (to build) the
> ultimate 64-bit multi-core multi-node distributed Ruby platform.
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