I was discussing with a friend yesterday, really, what's the difference
between a scripting language and a 'real' language? Is Java a 'real'
language? After all it does run on top of an interpreter (the JVM.) But
what's an interpreter anyway? Is the only 'real' language C++? Even C# is
Ah I think that's all old think. I do think there's a qualitative difference
between a Ruby and a Java, but it's not about scripting versus real. It's
about something else.... and by the way, what happens when Ruby is run on
top of the JVM?
Check out this
post from Artima
The JRuby development team have released version 0.9.2. "This release
has some great improvements: extensions openssl and readline now
working, code for a new graphical irb console, partial support fo...