On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 03:15:52AM +0900, Lloyd Hilaiel wrote:
> Most of the time on this thing has been figuring out how quantify the
> change, rather than making it.  It seems like having a robust, built
> in "ruby  performance suite" could perhaps encourage future
> exploration.

I agree.  Ruby 1.9 does have some performance tests in the benchmark/
subdirectory, including a runner to compare performance to the
already-installed version of the interpreter.  It's really only designed
to eyeball speed improvement and isn't the robust performance suite that
you're proposing, but it might be a good starting point.

Paul