Extending Ruby with C
Subject:   nice article
Date:   2004-11-19 09:09:09
From:   rooneg
Response to: nice article

I've played around with the ruby/dl module, and it seems very cool in theory, but I wasn't able to get it to do a whole lot in practice (I was using it on OS X, so that might be the reason).

Plus, in my opinion writing to the C API gives a lot more freedom, and it isn't really that hard, certainly easier than doing so in the other agile languages, that's for sure.

That said, if ruby/dl does what you're looking for then more power to you, I just wasn't very successful with it the last time I tried it out.