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"Most of the standard library is missing."

So it'll take some time I guess. Still nice to see people trying, Ruby is a great language but it needs as much love as possible.

Or precisely, its VM needs as much love as possible.

Or even more precisely, the VM of its main (and de facto default) implementation needs love. Rubinius and JRuby are really VASTLY superior implementations but well, there's no specification so 50% of development time is spent in asinine catch up with an underspecified "standard" (MRI that is).

Really sad state of affairs and the #1 reason why Ruby isn't faster and more feature-packed.

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