Hubris is a bridge between Ruby and Haskell, between love and bondage, between slothful indolence and raw, blazing speed. Hubris will wash your car, lie to your boss, and salvage your love life. If you are very, very lucky, it might also let you get some functional goodness into your ruby programs through the back door.
I probably don't have to say this, but patches are very much welcome. If you have trouble installing it, tell me, and help me improve the docs.
The best docs, as ever, are in the tests, but as a quick precis, you can use it a little like this:
require 'hubris' # best line ever class Target hubris :inline =>"triple::Int->Int; triple n = 3*n" end t = Target.new puts t.triple(10) => 30
There are a few restrictions. All functions take one argument and return one value: this shouldn't be a major problem because you can pass arrays of arguments in if you need more. Hubris can currently handle numbers, strings, basic types (like nil, true and false), arrays and hashes. There will probably be some Ruby structures (modules, regular expressions, etc) that won't ever be handled natively unless someone can convince me it's a sensible thing to do.
Hubris will refuse to compile Haskell code that produces any warnings. You can suppress this admittedly fairly strict behaviour by passing the ":no_strict => true" flag, but in your heart of hearts you'll know you've done the wrong thing.
There are also two other modes:
hubris :source => "MyCoolModule.hs"
which loads a source file on disk (in the same directory as your ruby), and
hubris :module => "Data.ByteString", :packages => ["bytestring"]
which will load the Data.ByteString module which is installed on the system. In this case, we also need to let the Haskell side know that we'll be using the "bytestring" package, so we pass that too: You may need to load extra packages with :inline and :source as well, and that's supported.
- ghc 6.10 (to bootstrap 6.12) and cabal-install. This comes with the Haskell Platform
- ruby 1.8.6 or higher (most heavily tested on 1.9.1)
- Linux or Mac. See http://www.shimweasel.com/2009/09/14/unprincipled-skulduggery-with-ghc-6-12-dylibs-on-mac-os-x and the following entry for more info on the Mac build.
- zsh or bash
First, we install GHC 6.12 RC2 (living on the cutting edge is fun, right?)
wget http://www.haskell.org/ghc/dist/6.12.1-rc2/ghc-18.104.22.16891121-src.tar.bz2 tar -jxvf ghc-22.214.171.12491121-src.tar.bz2 # If you're using Mac, there are some patches that need to be # applied. # GHC patch: # http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/3550 # Cabal patch: # http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/591 cd ghc-126.96.36.19991121-src # adjust the argument to -j to your number of cores, and the prefix if you need to install somewhere else sh boot && ./configure --enable-shared --prefix=/usr/local && make -j 4 && sudo make install # check ghc --version at the prompt tells you you're running 6.12
Then get the Haskell support libraries installed
cabal install c2hs # probably a better way of doing this, but this is how i build it. cabal unpack hubris cd hubris-0.0.2 # edit the --extra-include-dirs and --extra-lib-dirs to reflect # your installation. You'll need the ruby headers installed - # they're installed already in ports, and it's ruby1.9.dev on Ubuntu. runhaskell Setup configure --enable-shared --user --ghc-options=-dynamic --extra-include-dirs=/usr/local/include/ruby-1.9.1/ --extra-lib-dirs=/usr/local/lib/ runhaskell Setup build runhaskell Setup install # check that Hubrify is now in your path.
Then the Ruby side
# only if you haven't got gemcutter yet sudo gem install gemcutter sudo gem tumble # and the actual package sudo gem install hubris
I've just built the gem - if it doesn't work, you can always go back to the manual method (but tell me, it should work)
sudo gem install rake rspec open4 git clone git://github.com/mwotton/Hubris.git cd Hubris/ext ruby extconf.rb && make cd .. spec .
- Mark Wotton
- James Britt
- Josh Price
- Tatsuhiro Ujihisa
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