A guide to getting started with Ruby on WebAssembly  ↦

Tom Black:

With the advent of WebAssembly, the race is on to bring new languages to the web. This is the first example (I think!) of a Ruby interpreter running in the browser.

The path to get there is circuitous.

Ruby script → MRuby bytecode → C → emcc → LLVM → Binaryen → WebAssembly

The good news is access to that path is just a gem install wasm away. Read the entire post for some great context and history around these efforts.


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