Project Release Information
This is the first stable release of the new Ruby 1.9 series. Language syntax and semantics were enhanced. Multilingualization was improved. Performance was enhanced.
Bugs were fixed and stability was improved.
Bugfixes and minor feature enhancements were done.
This release adds RSS::Parser, SOAP4R, and Net::HTTPS modules. There are some bugfixes. Ri and RDoc have been improved.
Ruby is a language for quick and easy programming. Similar in scope to Perl and Python, it has high-level data types, automatic memory management, dynamic typing, a module system, exceptions, and a rich standard library. What sets Ruby apart is a clean and consistent language design where everything is an object. Other distinguishing features are CLU-style iterators for loop abstraction, singleton classes/methods and lexical closures.