[LRUG] IronRuby - beware

Ian Cooper ian_hammond_cooper at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jul 27 02:30:31 PDT 2007

In the interests of dispelling any FUD about IronRuby. It will have an open source licence (even if it is Microsoft permissive), it will be accepting non-MS contribs (libraries first, language once DLR extensions to CLR are stable), be hosted on RubyForge, and target the current verion of Ruby. You will be able to use Subverion to access the source repository. 

Yes if you use CLR libraries you will need to run on the CLR, but the same affinity applies to JRuby on the JVM. In fact any use of a library ties you to that library and there are well known solution designs to ameliorate that.

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