However, I am skeptical of the utility of doing the reverse: using modules of Ruby or Python code inside large Java applications. I would like to hear about examples of this that don't just use Ruby or Python as embedded scripting languages.
BTW, since I usually prefer using the native C versions of Ruby and Python, I set up my bash environment to create aliases for running the JRuby and Jython command line tools:
## for Jython and JRuby without messing up PATH and native Ruby and Python:I also edit my jirb and JRuby gem shell scripts to explicitly set the path to jruby. Now I can easily run the JRuby and Jython for just those occasions when I want to use Java class libraries.