Wednesday, August 30, 2006

More to Learn

Well, Ruby memory work seems to be all the rage today. I've seen blog posts from Scott Laird, zenspider, and Eric Hodel (and here) recently, not to mention a number of emails on various lists.

It looks like everyone's working in Ruby space, which isn't a bad thing. I'd sure like to see some work going on with Valgrind and Ruby though. I picked it up a while ago, but without much success. Maybe it's time to try again.

I've also seen some buzz starting to grow about a DTrace provider for Ruby. And now that DTrace runs on OS X as well as OpenSolaris, there should be a lot of Ruby hackers starting to use it. I don't know enough about DTrace, but would it be good for isolating memory issues?

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