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[ANNOUNCEMENT] New package: ruby-1.6.8-1
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 12:33:17 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] New package: ruby-1.6.8-1
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
This new package contains Ruby, an interpreted object-oriented scripting
language, written by Yukihiro Matsumoto <email@example.com>.
This is the latest stable Ruby release 1.6.8. This package is built
from the vanilla sources, using the --enable-shared configure option.
Ruby is the interpreted scripting language for quick and easy object-
oriented programming. It has many features to process text files and to
do system management tasks (as in Perl). It is simple, straight-forward,
* Features of Ruby
+ Simple Syntax
+ *Normal* Object-Oriented features (e.g., class, method calls)
+ *Advanced* Object-Oriented features(e.g., Mix-in, Singleton-method)
+ Operator Overloading
+ Exception Handling
+ Iterators and Closures
+ Garbage Collection
+ Dynamic Loading of Object Files (on some architecture)
+ Highly Portable (works on many UNIX machines, DOS, Windows, Mac, etc.)
The project main web pages are http://www.rubycentral.com/ and
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Devel" or
"Interpreters" and then click on the appropriate field until the above
announced version number appears if it is not displayed already.
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