[BioRuby] Bringing the fun back to programming! (The first BioRuby IRC conference on Dec 19th)

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Tue Dec 14 02:31:52 UTC 2010

On Dec 13, 2010, at 6:21 PM, Raoul Bonnal wrote:

> Hi Chris,
> Il giorno 13/dic/2010, alle ore 22.48, Chris Fields ha scritto:
>> On Dec 13, 2010, at 12:16 PM, Pjotr Prins wrote:
>> At some point the choice of a language will not matter as much, as long as it is implemented in a VM (something Perl 5 cannot claim at the moment, but Perl 6 does with the Parrot VM).  
> The real problem was  ruby 1.8, something in the middle between 1.9 and the previous release. One year ago JRuby wasn't complain with the 1.9 standard.
> The Idea to use the JVM is to reuse other libraries, at that point all the Bio* that can run in it could share the same library, it's not too bad.  Ideally we could develop a common set of libraries but probably is too complex.
> There is also another problem, maintaining the current installations, how?
> Do you know which are the performances using different JVM ?

No idea.  The problem with lack of C-based bindings is a bit of a worry (Peter mentioned this in a previous post in this thread).


> Pjotr: do you mean an IO access  in a map/reduce style/way?
> --
> Ra

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