I’ve written before about how cool it is to see the JRuby and rubinius guys working together (Nick Sieger also posted a piece about it). (It can be mind-bending to follow a discussion across multiple irc channels though.) I’m even more encouraged to see that Kevin Tew (the Cardinal hacker) and SASADA Koichi (the YARV hacker) have joined the fray.
This work goes forward very fast, and it’s funny to see progress happen this quickly. Yesterday SASADA Koichi visited the #jruby and #rubinius IRC channels, and we had some very interesting discussions on further collaboration. The future looks bright indeed, and this weekend I’ll probably have time enough to take a first crack at a YARV compiler for JRuby.
What’s going to happen next? Maybe one of the big-name Perl folks will start answering questions on ruby-talk — naah, that’ll never happen.