Anyway guess which instance is back!! Thanks to the help of incredibly skilled and dedicated friends, WriteOut.Ink has recovered from my extreme fuckuptitude and is up & running again 😎
@balrogboogie lol a mufo who worked professionally with Ruby was going like "I should have gotten into Python sooner" and I'm like "Damn it's that bad huh"
@nerd i joined my current team because they maintained a ruby app that they were trying to convert, piece by piece, to rust. We're still doing that, but in the meantime we also have bugs and features in the ruby code to take care of, so while i love half my job, the other half is not so fun haha
@balrogboogie well at least the goal is to move from the bad part of it to the good part! So does a conversion mean a rewrite, basically, or can large sections of code actually be programmatically converted?
@nerd the ruby VM has a C api that allows people to write "native extensions" in C, that can be used like regular ruby modules. Rust is low-level enough that it can use this C extension mechanism to also write "native extensions" that can be used from ruby. so at some level, all our rust code is knitted together in ruby, but module by module we can replace the ruby code, ship-of-theseus style
@balrogboogie What a fascinating process for people who like rust! So you're not getting 100% away from ruby but most of the actual code will be rust?
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