Neil Stevens wrote:
>> I wasn't speaking as a language designer or an implementer; I was
>> speaking as someone who'd like to be able to get C-like performance out
>> of numeric operations in Ruby some day. Yes, it's still possible. But so
>> is draining the ocean with an eyedropper.
> 
> Yup.  Using the wrong tool for a job is usually inefficient.
> 
> There are already languages out there that sacrifice flexibility in
> order to give efficiency for niche tasks.  I don't understand why Ruby
> should start to become one of them.

I don't see why Ruby couldn't someday be the right tool for the job.

- Charlie