Making Ruby Prettier with Kevin Newton - RUBY 534

February 9th, 2022 · 1 hr 4 mins

About this Episode

If you feel like Ruby could use a makeover, you’re not alone. In this episode, the Rogues sit down with Kevin Newton, a Ruby aficionado who’s got some exciting news about Ruby in 2022. They talk about how “prettier Ruby” will make you pivot in your approach, how YJIT is going to make Ruby “crazy fast” this year, and the GIANT reason why rewriting in C is becoming less common than in Ruby.

“There’s always gonna be the purist in the back of your head…and then you have your deadline. Just write the dang parser!”
- Kevin Newton

In This Episode

1) Why Kevin’s “prettier Ruby” will change how you use the language (and how to integrate it this year
2) The BIG differences between hand rolled dissent over parse generators (and why there’s NO single answer!)
3) How YJIT is going to make Ruby “crazy fast” as it gets smoothed out
4) The BIG reason why more and more programmers are going to rewrite things IN Ruby and not C (we’re surprised too!)

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