Incident to some inadequacies in Ruby/DL, problems which kept Jamis Buck’s pure Ruby SQLite3 libs from happening, concerns were brought to Ruby-Core. Despite a day or so of silence, this afternoon yielded word from Takaaki Tateishi, the author of Ruby/DL.
Now I’m developing Ruby/DL2 to replace Ruby/DL with it. It will support ‘long long’ type and remove restictions on callback function. But I’m not sure when it will be available.
The Rubyforge project for Ruby/DL2 is here.
Yes, Japan is far away and, yes, the language barrier can seem insurmountable. Ruby-Core is the gateway and I’ve never had anything go unnoticed there. Be patient. For example, Akira reported a Syck bug last week. I’ve just now got a fix that will go in with my next set of patches.
Bug reports are just as important as bug fixes. No, wait. Strike that. Bug reports are definitely more important.