Artichoke is a platform for building MRI-compatible Ruby implementations. Artichoke provides a Ruby runtime implemented in Rust that can be loaded into many VM backends. Rubies implemented with Artichoke will be source and C API compatible with MRI Ruby 2.6.3.
If you would prefer to run a local build, you can set up a Rust toolchain and launch an interactive Artichoke shell with:
cargo run -p artichoke-frontend --bin airb
Design and Goals
Artichoke is designed to enable experimentation. The top goals of the project are:
- Support WebAssembly as a build target.
- Support embedding and executing Ruby in untrusted environments.
- Distribute Ruby applications as single-binary artifacts.
- Implement Ruby with state-of-the-art dependencies.
- Experiment with VMs to support dynamic codegen, ahead of time compilation, parallelism and eliminating the GIL, and novel memory management and garbage collection techniques.
Artichoke aspires to be a Ruby 2.6.3-compatible implementation of the Ruby programming language. There is lots to do.
If Artichoke does not run Ruby source code in the same way that MRI does, it is a bug and we would appreciate if you filed an issue so we can fix it.
If you would like to contribute code
If you'd like to engage in a discussion outside of GitHub, you can join Artichoke's public Discord server.