Which ruby interpreter are you looking forward to?
There are multiple Ruby implementations in the works right now. Which are you looking forward to and why? Do you actively use a non-MRI implementation in production?
Some of the options include:
- Ruby MRI (original 1.8 branch)
- YARV (official 1.9)
- MagLev (Thanks Julian)
- MacRuby (Thanks Damien Pollet)
Maglev. It will have the speed benefit of all the optimization that has gone into a major Smalltalk VM over many, many year. Plus it will automatically persist all your data pretty much automatically so there is no more need to monkey around with Object-Relational mapping layers and so on.