The Self Upgrade


The Ruby programming language is, for me, a joy.

I just spent some time trying to work with NewLisp, then Scheme, then Common Lisp and, while those platforms have their merits, they aren't for me. At least not when I have a burning need to get some work done.

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time ruby --disable-gems your-script.rb

This has significant speedup on my machine, of course if you need some gems then you shouldn't do this.

Consider also: – crystal (compiled ruby-like, but not Ruby per se) – mruby (lightweight Ruby)

I haven't managed to get mruby to do what I want with a YAML gem, but that's OK since all this is just premature optimization instead of writing the software I need to write.

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