I remember a buddy of mine who bought whole-hog into the Apple ecosystem say: "You can run Ruby on your phone? You just made me hate mine."
@groovestomp There's Ruby apps for iOS, as well as BASIC, Scheme (but old & limited version), JS, some others, but Pythonista is the gold standard of coding on your iPhone. Nice dev env/REPL and system libraries.
Before that, back to 2008-ish, I had TinyScheme compiled into my personal "Ki" app; couldn't distribute it, but it worked for writing a little code, hit Save, Run, get errors or results.
@mdhughes ah, neato. I know Apple used to have a no dynamic compilation policy. My buddy was also big into Ruby, so perhaps there was no similar Ruby option?
@groovestomp It's not a policy so much as technical limitations on the early devices which had 128K RAM free, if that. TinyScheme is a static compile, and uses as little RAM as you want to set. There were multiple BASIC interpreters early on, then for a long time they died out, and now several are back.
I presume Ruby only compiles as dynamic libraries, and in any case couldn't have run on anything until maybe 2012, because it's a bloated piggy.
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