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You Know Sasada-san? Yeah, Koichi Sasada at NamikiLab in Tokyo? Know What? He's Apparently the Chosen Son-Shi. Get a Load of That! #

by why in cult

Huge, exciting news. But stay calm. Keep your vitamins in your pocket. Try your hardest not to yank the ejection lever. This is all hearsay from IRC.

  <vruz> matz: any news about Ruby 2.0 ? Rite ? whatever comes next ?
  <matz> vruz: I have talked with Koichi Sasada, and he agreed to merge
         his YARV in the current interpreter.
  <matz> I _hope_ VARV will be core engine before the end of this year.

Matz called this coming leader by the name son-shi. I’d call him son-shi just for assembling the instruction table. This table comes from the bleeding-edge in his svn. I’m totally amazed at the diary he keeps on his progress.

More on building YARV in an earlier post. (The instructions still work for 0.2.0.)

A note: Daigo has been recommending that we use another word rather than “son-shi” when addressing Koichi (since the title has been used when referring to the terrorist cult leader Shoukou ASAHARA.) He recommends tai-tyou or mei-zin as possible nicer “good guy” subsitutes. Cheers, Daigo!

Furthermore: Matz did identify the impending title of son-shi to Sasada-san in October 2004. In the postscript, he equates son-shi with another Japanese word, but Mailman has the encoding messed up.

Addendum 12: And so on. Check the comments, gheesh.

said on 30 Mar 2005 at 16:30

I vote for an honorary lordship for Koichi-san just for what YARV is at 0.2.0.

Exciting news although I sort of assumed this was public knowledge from earlier remarks by Matz-ue.

said on 31 Mar 2005 at 03:30

IIRC koich sais on the yarv ml he’d like to merge yarv with eval.c in the summer. Go find bugs in it now!

said on 31 Mar 2005 at 07:44

When was he assimilated by the Borg? Nice eye patch.

said on 31 Mar 2005 at 13:42

YARV rocks. Can’t wait to run Rails on YARV .

said on 31 Mar 2005 at 19:21

Matz was providing the Japanese characters for son-shi. (And mailman’s fine; just switch your browser to iso-2022-jp.)

In unicode, it’s 尊 師. “Venerable teacher”, roughly, in Chinese (zun1shi1).

said on 31 Mar 2005 at 19:26

topic is YARV and Ruby.

hint: not Rails.

thank you

said on 04 Apr 2005 at 05:39

said on 04 Apr 2005 at 09:57

Rails and Yarv article on Slashdot! Good luck to every Ruby programmer!

said on 04 Apr 2005 at 10:24

sonshi means ‘the Reverend’, so it’s not at all limited to Shoukou ASAHARA who was a cult leader.

said on 08 Oct 2005 at 17:05

yaeh, and rails have absolutely nothing to do with ruby, correct ?

so please, stop enforcing your stupidity upon others , or else

vruz.slap until vruz.unconscious? ;-)

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