Compiling Ruby on the CLR

Kelly, Wayne A. & Gough, John (2007) Compiling Ruby on the CLR. [Working Paper] (Unpublished)


The implementation of statically typed programming languages on the .NET CLR is by now well understood [1]. However, the situation with dynamic languages is not so clear. Typically such languages have objects that are dynamically typed, while the CLR is statically typed at the instruction code level. Nevertheless there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that the CLR can be a suitable target for such languages [2]. In order to better understand the issues involved we set out to create a full implementation of the Ruby language on the CLR. This paper describes the challenges faced and design decisions made in creating Ruby.NET – a Ruby compiler for the CLR.

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ID Code: 9097
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Dynamic languages, Ruby, CLR, NET, Compilers
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Programming Languages (080308)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2014 03:20

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