Wilson is a pure ruby x86 assembler. No, really. Worst Idea Evar.
Why “wilson”? I wanted to name it “metal”, but there is an existing project with that name… So I'm naming it after Wilson Bilkovich, who is about as metal as you can get (and it is easier to spell than “bilkovich”, even tho that sounds more metal).
Generates x86 machine code directly. No dependencies. No system calls.
Registers ruby methods with defasm, or run inline assembly with asm.
Terrible, yet, awesome.
class X defasm :superfast_meaning_of_life do eax.mov 42 to_ruby eax # ruby fixnums = (n << 1) + 1 end def inline_asm_example n = 1000 asm :count_to_n do eax.xor eax count = self.label eax.inc eax.cmp n jne count to_ruby eax end end end p X.new.superfast_meaning_of_life # => 42 p X.new.inline_asm_example # => 1000
sudo gem install wilson
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