Mirah (formerly Duby), is a Ruby-inspired, statically-typed, lightweight,
platform-agnostic language with backends for JVM bytecode, Java
source, and more platforms planned. It borrows features from several
static and dynamic languages, but with a twist: no runtime dependency
on any additional library; everything is done at compile time. This
makes Mirah more suitable as a “javac” replacement than any other
mainstream JVM language, and will allow Mirah to be used anywhere Java
(or its other backends) can be used. I’ll discuss design goals,
status, futures, and show examples.
Charles Oliver Nutter has been programming most of his life, as a Java
developer for the past decade and as a JRuby developer for over four
years. He co-leads the JRuby project, an effort to bring the beauty of
Ruby and the power of the JVM together. Charles believes in open
source and open standards and hopes his efforts on JRuby and other
languages will ensure the JVM remains the preferred open-source
managed runtime for many years to come. Charles blogs at blog.headius.com and tweets as headius on Twitter.
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