New package: ruby-1.6.8-1

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed May 7 13:37:00 GMT 2003


This new package contains Ruby, an interpreted object-oriented scripting
language, written by Yukihiro Matsumoto <matz@netlab.co.jp>.

This is the latest stable Ruby release 1.6.8.  This package is built
from the vanilla sources, using the --enable-shared configure option.

Ruby is the interpreted scripting language for quick and easy object-
oriented programming.  It has many features to process text files and to
do system management tasks (as in Perl).  It is simple, straight-forward,
and extensible.

* Features of Ruby

+ Simple Syntax
+ *Normal* Object-Oriented features (e.g., class, method calls)
+ *Advanced* Object-Oriented features(e.g., Mix-in, Singleton-method)
+ Operator Overloading
+ Exception Handling
+ Iterators and Closures
+ Garbage Collection
+ Dynamic Loading of Object Files (on some architecture)
+ Highly Portable (works on many UNIX machines, DOS, Windows, Mac, etc.)

The project main web pages are http://www.rubycentral.com/ and
http://www.ruby-lang.org/.


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